Here are the key coronavirus updates from the last 24-hours.

  • A further two people have died after testing positive for coronavirus across the North-East and North Yorkshire. NHS Trusts in County Durham and on Teesside recorded two new Covid-19 deaths in hospitals. It now brings the total Covid-19 death toll in our region to 1,724 since the outbreak began.
  • A further 55 people have died in hospital in England after testing positive for coronavirus, or where Covid-19 was the direct or underlying cause, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,490, NHS England said. Patients were aged between 49 and 98 years old. Only one 70-year-old patient did not have an underlying health condition.
  • Around 10,000 care home residents and staff will be repeatedly tested for coronavirus in a study forming part of the Government's testing strategy. The repeat testing will give a "detailed picture" of infections in over 100 care homes in England and allow them to react quickly to outbreaks, the Department of Health and Social Care said.

The Northern Echo:

  • A total of 20,968 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in England had their case transferred to the NHS Test and Trace contact tracing system during the first three weeks of its operation, according to figures from the Department of Health & Social Care. Of this total, 15,225 people were reached and asked to provide details of recent contacts. The figures cover the period May 28 to June 17.
  • The rate of spread of the coronavirus infection across the UK - the growth rate - remains at minus four per cent to minus two per day.
  • While the reproduction number, referred to as R, remains at 0.7 to 0.9. The figures are unchanged from when they were published by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies on Friday.
  • An average of 51,000 people in private households in England had Covid-19 at any given time between June 8 and June 21, according to new estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
  • This was the equivalent of 0.09 per cent of the population, or around one in 1,100 individuals. The figures do not include people staying in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings.