THE Government said a further 26 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Monday, bringing the UK total to 126,862.

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 Monday, there had been a further 2,762 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,362,150.

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

NHS England data shows a total of 4,983,852 jabs were given to people in the North-East and Yorkshire between December 8 and April 4, including 4,203.046 first doses and 780,806 second doses.

Here is a breakdown of the confirmed new cases across the North-East and North Yorkshire in the last 24 hours:

County Durham 37,676 was 37,659

Darlington: 7,435 was 7,424

Gateshead: 13,674 was 13,665

Hartlepool: 8,808 was 8,803

Middlesbrough: 12,353 was 12,346

Newcastle: 23,282 was 23,266

North Tyneside: 12,357 was 12,344

North Yorkshire: 29,368 was 29,345

Redcar and Cleveland: 9,248 was 9,247

South Tyneside: 11,284 was 11,281

Stockton-on-Tees: 15,739 was 15,729

Sunderland: 21,936 was 21,923

York: 12,219 was 12,215

Total increase: 132