THERE were 1,828 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the region today.

The Government said a further 563 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 81,431.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths in recent days, show there have now been 97,000 deaths involving Covid-19.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 54,940 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,072,349.

The total number of cases recorded in the North East and North Yorkshire since the start of the pandemic is 169,927.

Darlington: 5,085 was 5,030

County Durham: 27,753 was 27,485

Hartlepool: 6,440 was 6,375

Middlesbrough: 8,128 was 8,055

Redcar and Cleveland: 6,254 was 6,200

Stockton: 10,758 was 10,677

North Yorkshire: 21, 225 was 20,876

York: 9,111 was 8,901

Newcastle: 18,788 was 18,671

North Tyneside: 9,011 was 8,907

South Tyneside: 8,629 was 8,570

Sunderland: 15,469 was 15,308

Northumberland: 12,756 was 12,625

Gateshead: 10,520 was 10,419 Total: 169,927 was 168,099