FIGURES released by Public Health England show there has been three new lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Northumberland.

The total number of people across the county to test positive to the virus now stands at 1,577.

Latest figures also show there have been no coronavirus related deaths at Northumbria Healthcare hospitals for eight days running.

The total number of people who have died after testing positive to the virus remains at 202.

Nationally, 288,953 cases of the virus have now been confirmed and the total death toll stands at 44,798.

148 deaths were reported yesterday (Saturday, July 11) - more than double last Saturday's total as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.