ANOTHER 10 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Figures published on Wednesday afternoon revealed a total of 1,592 Covid-19 patients had now died in the region.

Nationally, a further 183 people have died after testing positive for the virus in hospitals across England.

A spokesperson for NHS England said: "A further 183 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,049.

"Patients were aged between 43 and 101 years old.  Two of the 183 patients (aged 81 and 91) had no known underlying health condition. Their families have been informed."


The total number of patient deaths recorded by each trust as of 5pm on Tuesday, May 26 are: 

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust – 227 was 225 

Gateshead Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 129 no change

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 186 no change

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – 114 no change

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust –  226 was 223

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust - 318 was 317

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 111 was 110

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 203 was 201 

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust –  64 was 63  

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (mental health) –  7 no change 

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (mental health) – 7 no change

Total: 1,592 was 1,582 the day before