FOUR more people have died from coronavirus at Northumbria Healthcare hospitals, it has been confirmed.

The latest figures from NHS England showed that the total number of deaths at the trust now stands at 212, with three deaths recorded on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Furthermore, the latest data from Public Health England showed that 80 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Northumberland on Tuesday.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in the county now stands at 2,576.

Northumberland County Council's figures showed that Bywell has seen the most cases of any ward in the Tyne Valley, with 10 people testing positive in the area.

In addition, both Prudhoe North and South saw seven cases confirmed each, as did Ponteland South with Heddon.

The rest of the district had less than five cases confirmed over the last seven days, meaning the council does not share the exact figure.

The data also revealed that 377 cases have been confirmed in Northumberland in the last seven days, a rate of 117.7 per 100,000.

Nationally, 71 people died on Tuesday after testing positive for the virus, bringing the death toll to 42,072.

In addition, 7,143 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed across the UK, bringing the total up to 446,156.