THERE have been 89 new positive coronavirus tests in the North-East and North Yorkshire.
Nationally, the Government said a further 30 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 127,191.
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 151,000 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 2,672 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.
It brings the total to 4,380,976.
Here is a breakdown of cases recorded in our area:
County Durham: 37,772 was 37,761
Darlington: 7,476 was 7,472
Gateshead: 13,714 was 13,710
Hartlepool: 8,849 was 8,841
Middlesbrough: 12,411 was 12,404
Newcastle: 23,413 was 23,390
North Tyneside: 12,431 was 12,428
North Yorkshire: 29,502*
Redcar and Cleveland: 9,277 was 9,274
South Tyneside: 11,300 was 11,292
Stockton: 15,813 was 15,806
Sunderland: 22,010 was 22,004
York: 12,174 was 12,169
Total increase: 89
*Government figures had not been updated on Wednesday for North Yorkshire so comparison not available