Great Britain

Covid: Hundreds more test positive in North-East and North Yorkshire

A FURTHER 582 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the North-East and North Yorkshire.

The Government said a further 603 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 bringing the UK total to 59,051.

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 74,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am, there have also been a further 13,430 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,643,086.

According to new figures, the rise in Covid-19 deaths registered each week in England and Wales is slowing down, new figures show.

A total of 2,697 deaths registered in the week ending November 20 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It is the highest number of deaths involving coronavirus since the week ending May 15.
But the figure is an increase of just nine per cent on the previous week.

This is the lowest week-on-week percentage rise in registered deaths since the start of the second wave of Covid-19 in early September.

Here is a breakdown of new cases by local authority area:

County Durham: 19,203 was 19,099

Darlington: 3,361 was 3,344 

Gateshead: 7,813 was 7,771 

Middlesbrough: 5,627 was 5,592 

Newcastle: 15,763 was 15,713 

North Tyneside:  6,815 was 6,781 

North Yorkshire: 13,356 was 13,271 

Northumberland: 8,520 was 8,448 

Redcar and Cleveland: 4,555 was 4,533 

South Tyneside: 5,794 was 5,746 

Stockton: 7,631 was 7,558

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