THE Government said a further 11 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 127,651.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 152,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Thursday, there had been a further 2,657 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,444,631.

Government data up to May 12 shows that of the 54,797,640 jabs given in the UK so far, 35,906,671 were first doses – a rise of 184,210 on the previous day.

Some 18,890,969 were second doses, an increase of 452,437. There were a further 147 new cases of coronavirus in the region in the last 24 hours.

A breakdown of the number of cases in the region since the pandemic began are: County Durham: 38,245, was 38,224; Darlington: 7,585, was 7,583; Gateshead: 13,828, was 13,825; Hartlepool: 8,949, was 8,947; Middlesbrough: 12,610, was 12,597; Newcastle: 23,888; was 23, 868; North Tyneside: 12,617, was 12,603; North Yorkshire: 30,126, was 30,081; Redcar and Cleveland: 9,364; was 9,360; South Tyneside: 11,409,was 11,403; Stockton: 16,024, was 16,016; Sunderland: 22,175, was 22,171; York: 12,334, was 12,329.