THERE have been no further coronavirus patient deaths in hospitals in County Durham, Darlington, Tyne and Wear and North Yorkshire.

The only Covid-19 death in the region was recorded on Teesside by the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

Latest figures published on Friday afternoon confirmed a total of 1,716 people have now died after testing positive for the virus since the outbreak began.

A spokesperson for NHS England said: "A further 46 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28, 221.

"Patients were aged between 12 and 97 years old. Two patients, aged 65 and 85, had no known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed."

The total number of patient deaths recorded by each trust - as of 2pm on Thursday, June 18:

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust - 247 no change

Gateshead Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust –  134 no change

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 199 no change

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – 139 was 138

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 251 no change

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – 324 no change

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 116 no change

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 213 no change

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - 79 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

Total: 1,716 was 1,715 the day before