ELEVEN people have died from coronavirus at Northumbria Healthcare hospitals in the last five days, new figures have shown.

The latest data from NHS England showed that 261 people have now died at the trust's hospitals after contracting COVID-19, with four deaths confirmed yesterday.

Furthermore, the latest data from Public Health England showed that there have now been 5,242 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Northumberland - a rise of 84 on the previous day.

Northumberland County Council's data showed that 588 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the county in the seven days to October 28 - a rate of 183.6 cases per 100,000 residents.

The Prudhoe South ward had the highest number of confirmed cases in those seven days, and the sixth highest number of cases in the county overall, with 16.

It was followed by Ponteland East with Stannington, with 14 cases, and Ponteland North with 12 cases.

Eight cases were confirmed in Haltwhistle, but none of Hexham's wards confirmed more than four cases.

Nationally, there have now been 989,745 lab-confirmed cases of the virus, an increase of 24,405 on Friday.

A further 274 people died within 28 days of a positive test on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 46,229. As of Wednesday, 10,708 people were being treated for COVID-19 in hospital.