A FURTHER 664 people have tested positive for Covid in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

The Government also said a further 34 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday. This brings the UK total to 41,936.

But Friday’s daily figure did not include deaths in Scotland, with a message on the dashboard reading: “Due to a power outage at National Records of Scotland we have not been able to update the deaths figures for Scotland.”

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 57,600 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government said that as of 9am on Friday, there had been a further 6,874 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, taking the overall number of cases confirmed to 423,236.

Here is a breakdown of the latest confirmed cases in the North-East and North Yorkshire:

County Durham: 4,478 was 4,397, an increase of 81

Darlington: 733 was 726, an increase of 7

Gateshead: 2,047 was 2,003, an increase of 44

Hartlepool: 876 was 863, an increase of 13

Middlesbrough: 1,372 was 1,357, an increase of 15

Newcastle: 2,889 was 2,770, an increase of 119

North Tyneside: 1,488 was 1,440, an increase of 48

North Yorkshire: 3,505 was 3,441, an increase of 64

Northumberland: 2,331 was 2,247, an increase of 84

Redcar and Cleveland: 909 was 899, an increase of 10

South Tyneside: 1,709 was 1,656, an increase of 53

Stockton: 1,310 was 1,282, an increase of 28

Sunderland: 2,917 was 2,843, an increase of 74

York: 1,209 was 1,185, an increase of 24

Total increase of 664 cases