A FURTHER 105 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

The latest figures, released on Saturday afternoon, saw zero cases reported in Darlington.

Across the UK, a further 2,027 cases were reported.

The Government said a further seven people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 127,675.

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.

NHS England says it will now only be publishing daily reported deaths in hospitals on weekdays.

A breakdown of the number of cases in the region since the pandemic began are:

County Durham: 38,268 was 38,258, an increase of  10

Darlington: 7,586 was 7,586, an increase of 0

Gateshead: 13,840 was 13,834, an increase of 6

Hartlepool: 8,951 was 8,950, an increase of 1

Middlesbrough: 12,620 was 12, 610, an increase of  10

Newcastle: 23,924 was 23,906, an increase of 18

North Tyneside: 12,648 was 12,634, an increase of 14

North Yorkshire: 30,157 was 30,138, an increase of 19

Northumberland: 17,625 was 17,617, an increase of 8

Redcar and Cleveland: 9,366 was 9,365; an increase of 1

South Tyneside: 11,415 was 11,411, an increase of 4

Stockton: 16,035 was 16,027, an increase of 8

Sunderland: 22,181 was 22,178, an increase of 3

York: 12,342 was 12,339, an increase of 3

Total: 105