1,300 more in North East and North Yorkshire test positive for Covid in last 24 hours alone

A FURTHER 1,329 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the North-East and North Yorkshire in the last 24 hours.

Another 36 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 30,507, NHS England said on Monday.

Patients were aged between 31 and 97 years old.

All but two patients, aged 81 and 93, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between October 8 and October 11. Most were on or after October 10.

No other deaths were reported without a positive Covid-19 test result.

Separate figures show there were 3,665 Covid-19 patients in hospital in England as of Monday, up from 2,593 a week ago, while 426 Covid-19 hospital patients were in ventilation beds, up from 331 a week ago.

A total of 515 patients with confirmed Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in England on Saturday, compared with 386 a week earlier.

Figures for the last 24 hours:

County Durham: 7,328 was 7,057, an increase of 271

Darlington: 1,200 was 1,169, an increase of 31

Gateshead: 3,141 was 3,064, an increase of 77

Hartlepool: 1,402 was 1,350, an increase of 52

Middlesbrough: 2,202 was 2,134, an increase of 68

Newcastle: 6,148 was 5,972, an increase of 176

North Tyneside: 2,626 was 2,568, an increase of 58

North Yorkshire: 5,075 was 4,964, an increase of 111

Northumberland: 3,733 was 3,670, an increase of 63

Redcar and Cleveland: 1,435 was 1,373, an increase of 62

South Tyneside: 2,639 was 2,583, an increase of 56

Stockton: 2,409 was 2,309, an increase of 100

Sunderland: 4,778 was 4,642, an increase of 136

York: 2,099 was 2,032, an increase of 67

Total increase in North-East and North Yorkshire of 1,329

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