THERE have been a further 579 cases of coronavirus in the last 24-hours in the North East and North Yorkshire.

Figures released by the government this afternoon said there had been 18,450 new cases in the UK in the last 24-hours, this brings the total to 1,888,116 of people with a positive test.

There were 506 additional deaths in the UK in the last 24-hours.

This brings the UK total to 64,908.

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 81,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

There were no additional deaths in North East and North Yorkshire hospitals between December 13 and 14, (which are the latest figures released).

Here is the breakdown of cases in the North East and North Yorkshire:

  • Darlington: 3,767 was 3,745
  • County Durham: 20,890 was 20,824
  • Hartlepool: 4,388 was 4,364
  • Middlesbrough: 6,174 was 6,146
  • Redcar and Cleveland: 4,944 was 4,923
  • Stockton: 8,290 was 8,241
  • North Yorkshire: 14,654 was 14,562
  • York: 5,945 was 5,918
  • Newcastle: 16,558 was 16,507
  • North Tyneside: 7,377 was 7,344
  • South Tyneside: 6,582 was 6,533
  • Sunderland: 11,957 was 11,918
  • Northumberland: 9,573 was 9,520
  • Gateshead: 8,191 was 8,166

Total: 129,290 was 128,711