THERE was an additional 799 Covid-19 cases in the North East and North Yorkshire within the last 24-hours.

The Government said a further 758 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 116,287.

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 134,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Friday (today), there had been a further 15,144 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 4,013,799.

Government data up to February 11 shows that of the 14,542,318 jabs given in the UK so far, 14,012,224 were first doses – a rise of 503,116 on the previous day.

Some 530,094 were second doses, an increase of 5,647 on figures released the previous day.

The seven-day rolling average of first doses given in the UK is now 434,350.

Based on the latest figures, an average of 329,259 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day to meet the Government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15.

Here is a breakdown by area of the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the North-East and North Yorkshire:

County Durham: 34,432 was 34,276 an increase of 156

Darlington: 6,529 was 6,497 an increase of 32

Gateshead: 12,680 was 12,626 an increase of 54

Hartlepool: 7,986 was 7,959 an increase of 27

Middlesbrough: 11,073 was 10,992 an increase of 81

Newcastle: 21,676 was 21,627 an increase of 49

North Tyneside: 11,022 was 10,966 an increase of 56

North Yorkshire: 26,993 was 26,909 an increase of 84

Redcar and Cleveland: 8,433 was 8,389 an increase of 44

South Tyneside: 10,371 was 10,338 an increase of 33

Stockton: 13,993 was 13,930 an increase of 63

Sunderland: 19,941 was 19,852 an increase of 89

York: 11,519 was 11,488 an increase of 31

Total increase: 799