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

  • There have been no further coronavirus deaths in hospitals in the North-East and North Yorkshire.Latest figures published on Thursday afternoon, July 30, confirmed a total of 1,735 patients in the region have died since the outbreak began. In England, 12 more people who tested positive have died, bringing the total number of deaths in hospitals in England to 29,329.
  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that a "second wave" of coronavirus is "starting to roll across Europe". He said: "I am worried about a second wave. I think you can see a second wave starting to roll across Europe and we've got to do everything we can to prevent it from reaching these shores and to tackle it."
  • Mr Hancock also said ministers were investigating ways to reduce the 14-day quarantine period for new arrivals to the UK from at-risk countries. Asked about reports, he said: "We're always looking at how we can have the least-possible burden of the measures that we have to put into place so that is something on which we're doing some work but we'll only come forward with a proposal when we're confident that it is safe to do so."
  • The length of time people with coronavirus symptoms in England will have to self-isolate for is to be increased from seven to 10 days, England's deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has confirmed. He told reporters the change was being made due to the "low but real possibility of infectiousness" between seven and 10 days after the onset of the illness.
  • The Prime Minister has urged people to not lose their focus and discipline in observing the coronavirus guidelines in place. Speaking on a visit to Northallerton, Boris Johnson said: "Let's be clear, there is only one way of controlling the coronavirus at present, obviously we're making great progress with drugs like dexamethasone, remdesivir, we're able to deal with (it) in ways we weren't able to do in early March. But broadly speaking, the only way to control coronavirus is if everybody collectively obeys the social distancing rules and works together to drive the virus down."
  • Health and care workers will no longer be exempt from quarantine rules when arriving in England from overseas from Friday. The move brings them in line with the general public and officials said it would help protect the NHS and social care system from the spread of coronavirus from overseas.
  • Flights between Teesside Airport and Spain due to have begun in the summer have been cancelled in another blow for the region's holidaymakers.Teesside International Airport confirmed on Thursday night that six flights scheduled to fly to Alicante from August 14 to September 7 have been suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.