THERE were a further 352 Covid-19 cases in the North East and North Yorkshire in the last 24-hours.

The Government said a further 181 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of today (Thursday), bringing the UK total to 125,168.

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 147,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am today, there had been a further 6,753 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,241,677.

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

County Durham: 36,590 was 36,530

Darlington: 7,096 was 7,073

Gateshead: 13,356 was 13,334

Hartlepool: 8,526 was 8,517

Middlesbrough: 12,037 was 12,019

Newcastle: 22,680 was 22,647

North Tyneside: 11,931 was 11,914

North Yorkshire: 28,491 was 28,447

Northumberland: 16,758 was 16,738

Redcar and Cleveland: 9,043 was 9,034

South Tyneside: 10,992 was 10,976

Stockton-on-Tees: 15,092 was 15,064

Sunderland: 21,291 was 21,249

York: 12,029 was 12,018

Total: 221,912