THERE has been an additional 804 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 24-hours in the North East and North Yorkshire.

Government statistics said there has been a further 18,607 cases in the last 24-hours in the UK.

This is the lowest reported daily total of new cases since December 15, when 18,450 cases were recorded.

This brings the total to 3,835,783 positive coronavirus cases tested up to today.

There were 406 further deaths in the UK in the last 24-hours, bringing the total to 106,564 of dying within 28-days having a positive test.

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 123,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

Here's a breakdown of the confirmed cases across the region since the pandemic began:

County Durham: 32,870 was 32,721

Darlington: 6,180 was 6,151

Gateshead: 12,154 was 12,116

Hartlepool: 7,704 was 7,671

Middlesbrough: 10,297 was 10,243

Newcastle: 21,044 was 20,996

North Tyneside: 10,437 was 10,372

North Yorkshire: 25,889 was 25,789

Redcar and Cleveland: 7,981 was 7,939

South Tyneside: 9,966 was 9,937

Stockton: 13,226 was 13,177

Sunderland: 18,740 was 18,619

York: 11,136 was 11,089

Total increase: 804