NO coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded at Northumbria Healthcare hospitals in the past 24 hours.

NHS England figures show the death toll at the trust's hospitals remains at 722.

It comes as a further 11 new, positive cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the county yesterday (Saturday) - taking the total since the start of the pandemic, last March, to 17,303 according to Public Health England data.

Northumberland County Council ward data has not yet been updated for today (Sunday) but the most recent information, up to April 1, showed no Tyne Valley areas.

Government plans to trial a Covid passport are set to begin this month.