THERE have been more than 3,700 new coronavirus cases recorded across the North-East and North Yorkshire over the last two days. 

According to figures published by the Government today, there have been a further 3,710 cases recorded since Friday.

This brings the total number of confirmed Covid cases across the North-East and North Yorkshire to 99,308.

In the last week between November 6 to November 13 there have been 24 Covid deaths recorded by hospitals across our part of the North-East.

Nationally, the Government said a further 168 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of today, bringing the UK total to 51,934.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 67,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 24,962 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,369,318.

Here is a breakdown of the number of confirmed Covid cases recorded across the region.

County Durham: 16,149 was 15,492

Darlington: 2,752 was 2,660

Gateshead: 6,832 was 6,620

Hartlepool: 3,291 was 3,113

Middlesbrough: 4,839 was 4,669

Newcastle: 11,338 was 10,948

North Tyneside: 5,771 was 5,545

North Yorkshire: 11,827 was 11,316

Northumberland: 7,186 was 6,915

Redcar and Cleveland: 3, 846 was 3,659

South Tyneside: 4,852 was 4,671

Stockton: 6,464 was 6,245
Sunderland: 9,656 was 9,337

York: 4,505 was 4,408

Total number of cases: 99,308

Increase since Friday’s figures: 3, 710