THERE have been 305 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the North East and North Yorkshire.

Figures published today by the Government show that nationally, there have been a further 3,497 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

Overall, 365,174 cases have been confirmed.

The Government dashboard also said a further nine people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday. This brings the UK total to 41,623.

In the North-East, the total number of people with at least one lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 test result since the start of the pandemic is 18,200.

In Yorkshire and the Humber the figure is 39,590

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 57,400 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Here are the latest number of cases confirmed in our region:

County Durham: 3,816, was 3,784

Darlington: 662, was 656

Gateshead: 1,577, was 1547

Hartlepool: 731 was 723

Middlesbrough: 1,204 was 1,199

Newcastle: 1,960 was 1,926

North Tyneside: 1,111 was 1098

North Yorkshire: 3,014 was 2,947

Northumberland: 1,792 was 1774

Redcar and Cleveland: 816 was 810

South Tyneside: 1,209 was 1,184

Stockton: 1,130 was 1,115

Sunderland: 2,192 was 2,156

York: 1,027 was 1,017