THERE have been 679 further positive coronavirus tests in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Nationally, the Government said a further 178 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Monday, bringing the UK total to 120,757.

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 140,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Monday, there had been a further 10,641 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,126,150.

Here is a breakdown of cases in the North-East and North Yorkshire:

County Durham: 35,459 was 35,343

Darlington: 6,773 was 6,747

Gateshead: 12,983 was 12,950

Hartlepool: 8,219 was 8,193

Middlesbrough: 11,612 was 11,569

Newcastle: 22,113 was 22,073

North Tyneside: 11,470 was 11,429

Northumberland: 16,237 was 16,180

North Yorkshire: 27,756 was 27,675

Redcar and Cleveland: 8,757 was 8,724

South Tyneside: 10,661 was 10,636

Stockton: 14,510 was 14,454

Sunderland: 20,626 was 20,552

York: 11,749 was 11,721


Total increase: 679