THERE have been over 1,500 additional coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours across the North-East and North Yorkshire, according to the latest statistics.

The Government said a further 598 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 52,745.

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 68,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 20,051 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total number of cases to 1,410,732.

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

n County Durham: 16,925 was 16,698

n Darlington: 2,797 was 2,745

n Gateshead: 6,931 was 6,857

n Hartlepool: 3,379 was 3,298

n Middlesbrough: 4,941 was 4,873

n Newcastle: 14,335 was 14,183

n North Tyneside: 5,835 was 5,740

n North Yorkshire: 11,572 was 11,367

n Northumberland: 7,202 was 7,075

n Redcar and Cleveland: 3,944 was 3,849

n South Tyneside: 4,926 was 4,853

n Stockton: 6,546 was 6,436

n Sunderland: 9,857 was 9,734

n York: 5,259 was 5,207

Total number of cases: 104,449

Increase since the last figured published: 1,534.