THERE have been 103 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Nationally, the Government said that a further ten people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Easter Sunday, bringing the UK total to 126,836.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 150,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Easter Sunday, there had been a further 2,297 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the overall total to 4,359,388.

Numbers for cases and deaths over the Easter period will be affected by incomplete data plus a longer than usual lag in reporting.

Here is a breakdown of the confirmed cases across the North-East and North Yorkshire since the pandemic began: County Durham 37,659 was 37,634, Darlington: 7,424 was 7,415, Gateshead: 13,665 was 13,658, Hartlepool: 8,803 was 8,798, Middlesbrough: 12,346 was 12,341, Newcastle: 23,266 was 23,261, North Tyneside: 12,344 was 12,342, North Yorkshire: 29,345 was 29,333, Redcar and Cleveland: 9,247 was 9,244, South Tyneside: 11,281 was 11,280, Stockton-on-Tees: 15,729 was 15,718, Sunderland: 21,923 was 21,909, York: 12,215 was 12,211.

Total increase: 103