THERE have been 328 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the North-East and North Yorkshire in the 24 hour period leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

A further 11 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,687, NHS England said.

Patients were aged between 69 and 98 and all had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of the deaths were between September 11 and September 15, with the majority on September 14.

Five other deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

The Government said that as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 3,991 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. Overall, 378,219 cases have been confirmed.

It also said a further 20 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday. This brings the UK total to 41,684.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 57,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

County Durham: 3,928 was 3,894;

Darlington: 674 was 671;

Gateshead: 1,676 was 1,638;

Hartlepool: 756 was 744;

Middlesbrough: 1,235 was 1,228;

Newcastle: 2,085 was 2,034;

North Tyneside: 1,168 was 1,144;

North Yorkshire: 3,134 was 3,093;

Northumberland: 1,851 was 1,826;

Redcar and Cleveland: 828 was 827;

South Tyneside: 1,293 was 1,257;

Stockton: 1,150 was 1,143;

Sunderland: 2,319 was 2,279 and

York: 1,070 was 1,061.