CONFIRMED cases of coronavirus in Northumberland have increased by 14 over the past week.

Public Health England said there have been 927 positive cases in the county, an increase from 913 last Monday.

The number of deaths from the virus at Northumbria Healthcare Trust hospitals currently stands at 186.

Nationally, there have been 259,559 lab-confirmed UK cases of Covid-19.

The number of deaths stands at 36,793.