A FURTHER nine people have died in hospitals across the North-East and North Yorkshire after testing positive for coronavirus.

NHS England has announced 85 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,614.

Of the 85 new deaths announced on Sunday: 15 occurred on May 30, 31 occurred on May 29, seven occurred on May 28. The figures also show 22 of the new deaths took place between May 8 and May 27, nine occurred in April, and the remaining one death took place on March 25.

 County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust 234 was 230

Gateshead Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 129 no change

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 191 was 190 

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – 120 was 119

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 231 no change

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – 318 no change

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -113 was 112

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 210 was 208

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust- 64 no change

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

According to the latest available figures, the total number of confirmed cases by local authority area in our region are as follows: