THERE have been a further 1,692 further cases of coronavirus confirmed across the region.

The Government said that nationally, a further 1,290 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of today, bringing the UK total to 94,580.

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 111,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

Government figures also show that, as of 9am today, there had been a further 37,892 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,543,646.

Here is a breakdown by area of the confirmed cases in our region since the start of the pandemic:

County Durham: 30,633 was 30,381

Darlington: 5,730 was 5,668

Gateshead: 11,534 was 11,467

Hartlepool: 7,242 was 7,189

Middlesbrough: 9,426 was 9,336

Newcastle: 20,172 was 20,042

North Tyneside: 9,786 was 9,678

North Yorkshire: 24,221 was 24,005

Northumberland: 14,105 was 13,974

Redcar and Cleveland: 7,326 was 7,209

South Tyneside: 9,427 was 9,340

Stockton: 12,247 was 12,133

Sunderland: 17,368 was 17,195

York: 10,466 was 10,374

Total increase: 1,692