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

  • A further 14 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,676, NHS England said on Tuesday. Patients were aged between 62 and 94 and all had known underlying health conditions. The dates of the deaths were between April 17 and September 13, with the majority over the weekend. One other death was reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.


  • Here are the latest number of cases confirmed in our region: County Durham: 3,894 was 3,860; Darlington: 671 was 667; Gateshead: 1,638 was 1.616; Hartlepool: 744 was 739; Middlesbrough: 1,228 was 1,216; Newcastle: 2,034 was 1,996; North Tyneside: 1,144 was 1,131; North Yorkshire: 3,093 was 3,075; Northumberland: 1,826 was 1,814; Redcar and Cleveland: 827 was 823 ; South Tyneside: 1,257 was 1,238; Stockton: 1,143 was 1,139; Sunderland 2,279 was 2,245 and York: 1,061 was 1,051.


  • More than 57,500 deaths involving Covid-19 have now been registered in the UK. Figures published on Tuesday by the ONS show that 52,420 deaths involving Covid-19 had occurred in England and Wales up to September 4, and had been registered by September 12. Figures published last week by the National Records for Scotland showed that 4,231 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Scotland up to September 6, while 877 deaths had occurred in Northern Ireland up to September 4 (and had been registered up to September 9), according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Together, these figures mean that so far 57,528 deaths have been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, including suspected cases.


  • There have been a further 110 cases of Covid-19 in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 19,681. Public Health Wales said no further deaths had been reported, with the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic remaining at 1,597.


  • Nearly nine in 10 pupils have attended schools in England since their full reopening this month, Government figures show. Approximately 88% of state school students were back in class on September 10 – and around 92 per cent of schools were fully open on the same day, according to the Department for Education (DfE) statistics. Schools are considered not fully open if they are unable to provide face-to-face teaching for all pupils on roll for the whole school day and they have asked a group of pupils to self-isolate. For most schools that reported they were not fully open, this was due to non-Covid-19 related reasons, the DfE release suggests. Of all schools that responded, 1 per cent said they were not fully open due to suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus.