MORE than 80 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Northumberland yesterday, according to official figures.

Data from Public Health England showed that here have now been 4,153 cases of COVID-19 in the county - an increase of 86 on yesterday's figure of 4,067.

One more death was confirmed at Northumbria Healthcare hospitals yesterday. NHS England's latest figures showed the death toll at the trust's hospitals now stands at 237, up from Saturday's figure of 236.

Northumberland County Council's latest data showed there have been 536 positive cases in the last seven days - a rate of 167.4 per 100,000 residents.

Ponteland East and Stannington remains the ward in the Hexham constituency that has seen the most cases in the past seven days, with 12 confirmed cases.

It was followed by Ponteland West and Ponteland South with Heddon, both of which saw eight confirmed cases.

Nationally, the number of lab-confirmed cases across the UK has increased to more than 700,000.

A further 16,171 cases were confirmed on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 705,428.

150 people died on Saturday after testing positive from the virus, bringing the total official death toll to 43,579.

57,690 people had COVID-19 mentioned on their death certificate.

Furthermore, 987 people were admitted to hospital for treatment of coronavirus yesterday, meaning there are now 5,608 people being treated for the virus in the country's hospitals. 592 patients are on ventilator beds.