LATEST figures show there have been 1,654 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

The Government said a further 511 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 54,286.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Friday, there had been a further 20,252 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,473,508.

Separate figures show more than 70,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now occurred in the UK.

A total of 65,911 deaths have so far been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, according to the latest reports from the UK’s statistics agencies.

This includes 1,227 deaths in Northern Ireland up to November 13 (and registered up to November 18), which were confirmed by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency on Friday.

Since these figures were compiled, a further 3,957 deaths are known to have occurred in England, plus 58 in Scotland, 262 in Wales and 66 in Northern Ireland, according to additional data published on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Together, these totals mean that so far 70,254 deaths involving Covid-19 have taken place in the UK.

Coronavirus cases in the North-East and North Yorkshire as of Friday, November 20:

County Durham: 17,748 was 17,501

Darlington: 2,976 was 2,910

Gateshead: 7,237 was 7,140

Hartlepool: 3,561 was 3,484

Middlesbrough: 5,190 was 5,113

Newcastle upon Tyne: 14,843 was 14,692

North Tyneside: 6,120 was 6,026

North Yorkshire: 12,215 was 12,035

Northumberland: 7,610 was 7,470

Redcar and Cleveland: 4,188 was 4,101

South Tyneside: 5,200 was 5,101

Stockton-on-Tees: 6,936 was 6,768

Sunderland: 10,293 was 10,158

York: 5,381 was 5,345

Total increase: 1,654