Hundreds more coronavirus cases have been reported across Hull and East Yorkshire as the number of infections occurring in January continues to climb.

It follows the deadliest day for Covid-related deaths ever at both Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital last week, which saw a total of 13 deaths recorded in one 24-hour period.

It sadly takes the total amount of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 581, 93 of which have occurred in January alone.

A further 459 confirmed coronavirus cases were also reported over the weekend in both Hull and the East Riding.

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Monday's tally of 134 has taken the total for both areas since the start of the pandemic to 28,978.

It comes as the latest figures for Monday, January 18 saw 68 more cases in Hull and 66 in the East Riding, a total of 134 between both areas.

It takes the cumulative rate of infection in Hull per 100,000 of the population to 5,743.4 since the start of the pandemic. In the East Riding, the rate stands at 4,120.5.

In a breakdown of the figures over the weekend, Friday, January 15 revealed that there were 85 new cases in Hull and 97 in East Riding, a total of 182 new cases within a 24-hour period across both areas.

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Saturday saw and increase of 146 cases - 70 of which were in Hull and 76 in East Riding.

Tragically, Monday's NHS figures for the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust revealed that three more patients had died with coronavirus at either Hull Royal Infirmary or Castle Hill Hospital.

Two of the deaths occurred on Saturday, January 16, and the other occurred on Sunday, January 17.

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Nationally, the Government said a further 599 coronavirus deaths were reported in the UK on Monday.

Meanwhile, a further 37,535 confirmed coronavirus cases were also recorded in the past 24 hours.

But Public Health England also confirmed 4,062,501 people have now received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.