There have been zero Covid-related deaths recorded in the last 24 hours at Northumbria Healthcare Hospitals.

This means that the death toll in the region’s hospitals from Coronavirus remains at 728 since last March.

Across Northumberland, there have now been 17,504 positive cases of Coronavirus in that same time period.

45 positive cases have been recorded in the county over the last 7 day period. However, all wards have seen between 0 and 4 positive cases in that time.

It was announced yesterday that the UK would host a global summit aimed at supporting plans to accelerate vaccine development in response to any future pandemics.