ANOTHER 13 people have died in the North-East and North Yorkshire after testing positive for coronavirus.

Latest figures published on Tuesday afternoon confirmed a total of 1,640 Covid-19 patients had died in the region since the outbreak began.

Across the country, hospitals in England reported a further 143 patient deaths in the past 48 hours.

A spokesperson for NHS England said: "A further 143 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,865.

"Patients were aged between 36 and 100 years old. Eight of the 143 patients (aged between 48 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 Monday, June 1:

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust - 237 was 235 

Gateshead Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 130 was 129 

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 191 no change

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – 122 was 120 

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 237 was 231

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – 320 no change

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -113 no change

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 210 no change

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust- 66 was 64 

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: 1,640 was 1,627 the day before

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