NO Covid-related deaths have been reported at Northumbria Healthcare hospitals over the latest 24-hour period. 

The coronavirus death toll at the hospitals remained at 724 on Thursday, according to data from NHS England. 

Meanwhile, 13 new, positive cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the county yesterday (Wednesday) - taking the total since the start of the pandemic to 17,341 according to Public Health England figures.

Northumberland County Council records the number of Covid cases recorded per council ward, over a seven-day period. The latest figures showed that all wards in the Tynedale district had a recorded figure of 0-4 cases.