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

  • THERE have been no further coronavirus patient deaths in hospitals in the North-East and North Yorkshire. Latest figures published on Sunday afternoon confirmed a total of 1,735 patients in the region have died since the outbreak began. Nationally, a further nine patients were reported to have died with the virus in hospital settings across England, bringing the total to 29, 283
  • Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has doubled down on the UK’s sudden decision to reimpose strict quarantine rules at short notice on travellers returning from Spain, calling the measures “absolutely necessary”. But Spain said it was in conversation with the UK about exempting the Canary and Balearic islands, which includes Ibiza and Mallorca, from the requirement to self-isolate for two weeks. Foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya argued Spain had coronavirus outbreaks “perfectly controlled” after the European country recorded more than 900 fresh daily Covid-19 cases for two days running.
  • Twenty-one new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed at a Shropshire caravan park, with fears that the number of cases in the town of Craven Arms will continue to rise before infection control measures start to take effect. All residents who have come into contact with one of the positive cases have been asked to self-isolate with their households for 14 days.
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has topped 16 million. According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, the US leads the count with 4.1 million, followed by 2.3 million in Brazil and 1.3 million in India. The US also has the highest number of deaths with 146,460, followed by 86,449 in Brazil and 45,823 in the UK.
  • More gyms and sports facilities in the region are planning to reopen today after four months of closure. Among them are the Dolphin Centre and gym at the Eastbourne Sports Complex in Darlington, Freeman’s Quay leisure centre in Durham, the Louisa Centre in Stanley, the Abbey leisure centre in Pity Me, and leisure centres in Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor. The remaining facilities run by Durham County Council open on Wednesday.