THERE have been more than 800 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the North-East and North Yorkshire today.

Nationally, the Government said a further 738 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 118,933.

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 been 138,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 12,718 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total in the UK to 4,071,185.

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

County Durham: 34,987 was 34,846

Darlington: 6,658 was 6,634

Gateshead: 12,831 was 12,796

Hartlepool: 8,113 was 8,070

Middlesbrough: 11,382 was 11,301

Newcastle: 21,904 was 21,835

North Tyneside: 11,267 was 11,210

North Yorkshire: 27,379 was 27,282

Redcar and Cleveland: 8,627was 8,577

South Tyneside: 10,524 was 10,484

Stockton: 14,257 was 14,189

Sunderland: 20,314 was 20,222

York: 11,622 was 11,605

Total increase: 832