A FURTHER two coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed at Northumbria Healthcare hospitals.

It comes after three consecutive days of no Covid deaths having been reported.

NHS England figures show the death toll at the trust's hospitals now stands at 724.

It comes as a five new, positive cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the county yesterday (Tuesday) - taking the total since the start of the pandemic, last March, to 17,328 according to Public Health England figures.

Northumberland County Council ward data listed no Tyne Valley areas as having any virus cases.