Here are some of the latest regional, national and international updates on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic:

• As of 9am on 15 May, there have been 2,353,078 tests, with 133,784 tests on 14 May.

• 1,663,492 people have been tested, of which 236,711 tested positive.

• As of 5pm on 14 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 33,998 have died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals. The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 28,010.

• Officials in the North-East are asking people to avoid beauty spots this weekend, following the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions. The request comes after the latest mobility data released by Google, collected via location data, shows people have already been moving around.

• Figures show the Covid-19 infection rate in Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside is among the highest in the region.

• Teachers' unions are calling for more answers from the Government over whether children and staff will be safe if schools reopen in England following a meeting with chief scientific advisers.

• One leader of a teachers' union said the scientific evidence presented at the briefing with the Government's chief medical officer and other experts on Friday afternoon was "flimsy at best".

Hartlepool Borough Council says it will not reopen any of its schools on June 1 despite Government guidelines that some pupils should go back to class.

• The UK’s reproduction rate is still close to 1, bringing lockdown-easing steps into question. The latest official estimate places the national R value - the rate at which people are passing on infections to others – at between 0.7 and 1. An R value above 1 means the epidemic will start to grow exponentially again, which would result in a new surge of cases.

• The World Health Organisation has said Europe could face deadly second wave of winter infections. Dr Hans Kluge, director for the WHO European region, warned countries beginning to ease their lockdown restrictions that now is “time for preparation, not celebration”.

• American president Donald Trump has said the US government was working with other countries to develop a coronavirus vaccine at an accelerated pace. He hopes a vaccine would be in place before the end of the year at an event in the White House Rose Garden and said his administration would mobilise its forces to get a vaccine distributed once one was in place.

• The Spanish government has hailed a large-scale antibody study as a key tool in the fight against the coronavirus, but warned that any premature or irresponsible relaxation of restrictions could have “enormous consequences” given that only 5% of Spaniards have had the disease.

• Denmark has reported zero coronavirus-related deaths for the first time since March. The country reported zero coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours for the first time since 13 March

• There were 242 new coronavirus fatalities in Italy on Friday, down by 20 from Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 31,610. New infections rose by 789, down by over 200 within the last 24 hours, according to the civil protection authority.