HERE'S everything you need to know about coronavirus from the last 24-hours.

NO new coronavirus deaths have been recorded in hospitals throughout the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Latest figures published on Wednesday afternoon confirmed a total of 1,735 patients in the region have died since the outbreak began.

A further 14 people, who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,317 - a rise of two since yesterday which recorded 12 people had died.

Patients were aged between 55 and 90 years old. All had known underlying health conditions apart from two (aged between 55 and 77-years-old).

TRANSPORT Secretary Grant Shapps has said he “cannot rule out” that other countries could be included under the UK’s quarantine measures.

Mr Shapps made the comment to reporters as he returned to the UK having cut short a family holiday to Spain.

It follows the UK Government’s decision to require travellers from the country to isolate for 14 days on their return to the UK following a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Mr Shapps, who will now need to isolate as a result of the restrictions being imposed, said: “We absolutely have to act the moment we get the information and that's exactly what happened with Spain as we saw and as we've seen over the weekend where there were over 6,100 cases, the highest since the peak in March over there.

“It was the right thing to do and it's why the whole of the UK did (it) at the same time.

“I can't therefore rule out other countries having to go into the quarantine as well.”

MORE than a quarter of coronavirus-hit countries outside mainland China reported their first Covid-19 case in people who had recently travelled to Italy, research suggests.

Of the 99 countries identified by researchers as being affected in the 11 weeks before the global pandemic was declared, almost two thirds of the first cases were linked to travel to Italy (27-per cent), China (22pc), or Iran (11pc), the study said.

The findings, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, suggest travel from a small number of countries with substantial transmission of the virus may have caused additional outbreaks around the world, one of the research leaders said.

A “CHRONIC” lack of social housing is leaving families with few options to escape the insecurity of private renting as the economic lockdown continues to ease, according to a new report.

A survey of over 1,000 private renters in England found that almost one in five were more concerned their family will become homeless as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Shelter said its study suggested that parents living in privately rented homes are almost twice as likely to be worried about homelessness than parents living in secure social homes.

The housing charity said there was a chronic lack of social housing, which has left struggling families with few options to escape the insecurity of private renting.

Around one in seven respondents said they had cut back on food in recent months to help pay their rent, and one in five had taken on debt, such as an overdraft or payday loan.

A NURSE has said she would invite Boris Johnson to join her on a shift if there was a second wave of coronavirus, as hundreds of NHS workers marched to Downing Street demanding an immediate pay rise.

NHS staff made their way to Whitehall on Wednesday evening, carrying banners that said: “Clapping won’t pay my bills”, and, “We helped you survive, now help us survive.”

Health workers are in the final year of a three-year deal and are due a pay rise next April, but unions want the Government to show its appreciation for NHS staff by bringing it forward to this year.