THERE have been nearly 2,000 new coronavirus cases recorded in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Nationally, the Government said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 38,905 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,505,754.

A further 1,820 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 93,290.

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 110,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

Here is a breakdown by local authority of the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the region:

County Durham: 30,381 was 30,071

Darlington: 5,668 was 5,610

Gateshead:  11,467 was 11,354

Hartlepool: 7,189 was 7,124

Middlesbrough: 9,336 was 9,205

Newcastle: 20,042 was 19,888

North Tyneside: 9,678 was 9,611

North Yorkshire: 24,005 was 23,735

Northumberland: 13,974 was 13,819

Redcar and Cleveland: 7,209 was 7,095

South Tyneside: 9,340 was 9,261

Stockton: 12,133 was 12,031

Sunderland: 17,195 was 17,044

York: 10,374 was 10,232

Total increase: 1,911