THERE has been one more coronavirus patient death in the North-East and North Yorkshire. Here's what else has been happening over the past 24 hours.

  • Figures published on Sunday afternoon show one NHS Trust in the region had reported a new Covid-19 deaths - County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. A further 18 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,653, NHS England said. Patients were aged between 43 and 95 years old. One patient, aged 48, had no known underlying health conditions.
  • The DHSC also said in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Sunday, 127,709 tests were carried out or dispatched, with 901 positive results. Overall, a total of 9,195,132 tests have been carried out and 311,151 cases have been confirmed positive. The figure for the number of people tested has been "temporarily paused to ensure consistent reporting" across all methods of testing.
  • Home Secretary Priti Patel, in interviews with broadcasters, confirmed reports that Leicester faced becoming the first area to have a local lockdown imposed following a surge in infections. Police in London had to disperse crowds causing "significant disruptions" at two unlicensed music events in south London on Saturday night while the Liver Building in Liverpool was set on fire on Friday as fans gathered to celebrate Liverpool FC's Premier League title win. Ms Patel said police would continue to break up such gatherings and that the "full force of the law" would come down on those found guilty of assaulting emergency service workers.
  • Sir Mark Walport, the former government chief scientific adviser, said the UK needs to maintain "constant vigilance" as it eases out of lockdown.Speakin g to Sky's Sophy Ridge on Sunday, he said the Government faced a "fine balancing act" between managing the virus outbreak and the health harms caused by a damaged economy. He said people needed to be "sensible and responsible", and to try and reduce social contact as much as possible.
  • Home Secretary Priti Patel said the Prime Minister's post-Covid investment plan, due to be revealed on Tuesday, would see money for broadband connections and new roads. She said: "As we move out of this awful period of coronavirus, this dreadful disease, we want to get Britain moving again. We're building now very much a road to recovery, a road map focusing on infrastructure right now, levelling up across the country, focusing on roads, broadband - the type of things that effectively help to create jobs but also provide services and economic growth and opportunity across the country."
  • Conservative former business secretary Greg Clark said a "forensic" approach to business support will be needed to help theatres and others which cannot return to normal due to the coronavirus rules. Mr Clark said: "We know the rules will not allow small music venues with live performances to come back very soon. "They recognise that but it's necessary if they can't because of the rules to reflect that in the support that's available for those that are employed there.
  • Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, admitted he is "worried" about a possible spike in coronavirus infections ahead of further lockdown easing next month. He said: "In truth, the restrictions started to to be lifted towards the end of May, the beginning of June, around that bank holiday. I would predict, I would guess, that we will start to see a few increases in cases towards the end of June or the first week of July."Well, that is correct.
  • Different attitudes to social distancing as lockdown is lifted further could spark tensions among people with perceptions some are being rude while others are "do-gooders", researchers have said. The public should try to avoid portraying people as morally good or bad in their adherence to measures as rules change in the coming weeks, psychologists at the University of Bath said. They said packed beaches in the UK heatwave and the criticism such images drew from others were a sign of mixed messaging when it comes to the relaxation of the rules and different interpretations by different people.