175 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the county within the latest 24 hours.

The news means that a total of 19,364 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Northumberland since the pandemic began last March.

A total of 16 wards in our area also feature in the worse affected list, which shows areas with five or more cases of Covid-19 that have been confirmed within the latest seven day period.

These are:

Ponteland West – 18 cases

Prudhoe North – 17 cases

Ponteland North – 17 cases

Ponteland South with Heddon – 16 cases

Prudhoe South – 14 cases

Ponteland East and Stannington – 14 cases

Hexham East – 13 cases

Haydon and Hadrian – 12 cases

Hexham Central with Acomb – 11 cases

Bywell – 11 cases

Haltwhistle – 10 cases

Longhorsley – 8 cases

Humshaugh – 7 cases

Stocksfield and Broomhaugh – 6 cases

South Tynedale – 6 cases

Hexham West – 6 cases

Nobody has died in relation to Covid-19 in Northumbria Healthcare Trust’s hospitals within the last 24 hours, meaning the death toll remains at 731 since the start of the coronavirus crisis.