A FURTHER 86 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

326,614 have now tested positive in the UK, the daily figure being 853 people with a lab-confirmed positive result.

Figures published on Monday afternoon revealed that County Durham had the biggest 24-hour increase in people having lab-confirmed positive test results for Covid-19 with 3,456 recorded, 16 more than the previous day.

There were four reported deaths of people who had a positive test result within 28 days today in the UK. A total of 41,433.

The daily figures for coronavirus infections in the North East and North Yorkshire by local authority, as of 4pm on Monday, August 24, were:

Durham 3,456 was 3,440

Darlington 619 no change

Gateshead 1,335 was 1,330

Hartlepool 638 was 634

Middlesbrough 1,059 was 1,050

Newcastle 1,659 was 1,650

North Tyneside 961 was 959

North Yorkshire 2,688 was 2,681

Northumberland 1,650 was 1636

Redcar and Cleveland 727 was 723

Stockton 1,007 was 1,005

Sunderland 1,847 was 1,841

York 953 was 947