A FURTHER 715 people have tested positive for Covid in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

The Government has said a further 608 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of today, bringing the UK total to 55,838.

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 more than 71,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

Also as of 9am today, there have been a further 11,299 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,538,794.

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

The Northern Echo: