THERE have been no further coronavirus deaths in hospitals in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Latest figures published on Friday afternoon confirmed a total of 1,733 people had died in the region after testing positive for Covid-19. 

It's the second day in a row that the region has not recorded any new Covid-19 patient deaths.

But nationally, a further 22 patients died with the virus in hospital settings across England.

A statement from NHS England said: "A further 22 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,013.

"Patients were aged between 52 and 99 years old.   All patients had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed."

The total number of patient deaths recorded by each trust - as of 4pm on Thursday, July 9:

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust – 252 no change 

Gateshead Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 135 no change

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 202 no change

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – 140 no change

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 254 no change

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – 325 no change

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 116 no change

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 214 no change

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - 81 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 1,733 - has remained the same