A FURTHER 41 people have died in hospitals in the region after testing positive for Covid-19.

And there have been more than 1,600 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in the North-East and North Yorkshire

The Government said a further 414 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 71,567.

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 87,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 53,135 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,382,865.

In separate data from the NHS, a further 365 deaths were reported by hospitals in England.

Patients were aged between 26 and 101. All except 12, aged between 43 and 92, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between December 12 and 28.

Figures released this afternoon showed a further 41 deaths had been reported at hospitals in the North East and North Yorkshire.

These included 20 deaths at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, six in County Durham and Darlington and nine in South Tyneside and Sunderland.

There was one further death reported by Harrogate and District, three by Newcastle Hospitals and two by York Teaching Hospital.


Here is a break down of cases in the North East and North Yorkshire:

Darlington – 4,266 was 4,217 ­– an increase of 49

County Durham – 23,549 was 23,262– an increase of 287

Hartlepool – 5,206 was 5,100– an increase of 106

Middlesbrough – 6,858 was 6,786– an increase of 72

Redcar and Cleveland – 5,329 was 5,280– an increase of 49

Stockton – 9,259 was 9,168 – an increase of 91

North Yorkshire – 16,854 was 16,596 – an increase of 258

York – 6,890 was 6,767– an increase of 123

Newcastle – 17,439 was 17,373– an increase of 66

North Tyneside – 8,040 was 7,983– an increase of 57

South Tyneside – 7,394 was 7,311– an increase of 83

Sunderland – 13,044 was 12,929– an increase of 115

Northumberland – 10,942 was 10,792– an increase of 150

Gateshead – 9,088 was 8,983– an increase of 105

Total: 1611