NEW data has revealed the parts of the Tyne Valley most affected by coronavirus.

The figures, which were released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), showed the number of deaths occurring in between March 1 to May 31, where Covid-19 was mentioned as a cause on the death certificate.

However, to protect confidentiality, a small number of deaths have been reallocated between neighbouring areas, the ONS said.

The highest number of deaths in the district was in the Prudhoe area with all deaths occurring in April.

Seven people died from the virus in the town, while five died in the Alston area and four in Hexham and Acomb.

Four people died in Ponteland, while three died in Haltwhistle and Bardon Mill. However, Haydon Bridge and Allendale recorded no deaths from the virus.

The full breakdown can be found on the ONS’s website.

There have now been 199 deaths recorded at Northumbria Healthcare hospitals, an increase of three since last week. It followed four days where now new deaths were recorded. In addition, Public Health England’s latest figures showed that there had been 1,053 lab-confirmed cases in the county, an increase of 12 since last week.