FEWER than 10 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded across the UK yesterday.

Eight deaths from coronavirus were recorded across the country, bringing the total death toll to 46,574.

However, throughout the outbreak, the figures have been lower on Sundays due to a lag in reporting figures at weekends.

There was more good news for the Tyne Valley, with the news that there had been no recorded deaths from coronavirus at Northumbria Healthcare hospitals in 38 days.

According to the latest figures from NHS England, the total number of deaths from the virus at the trust's hospitals remained at 202 - the last death was recorded on July 3.

Furthermore, no new cases of the virus were recorded in Northumberland yesterday.

According to the latest data from Public Health England, the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county remains at 1,597. The figures showed that no new deaths were recorded in the county yesterday, with the death toll remaining at 240.

Nationally, 1,062 cases of coronavirus were confirmed yesterday - bringing the total number of lab confirmed cases to 310,825. 165,176 tests were carried on on Sunday.