More than 20,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Northumberland during the course of the pandemic.

The latest daily figures released by the government show a total of 20,047 positive cases have now been confirmed in the county since last March.

That figure is 167 higher than yesterdays statistics showed, with several of our wards also continuing to feature on Northumberland’s worse affected list.

The wards that feature are:

Ponteland West – 31 cases

Ponteland North – 31 cases

Ponteland East and Stannington – 29 cases

Ponteland South with Heddon – 28 cases

Prudhoe North – 21 cases

Hexham Central with Acomb – 16 cases

Bywell – 13 cases

Hexham West – 12 cases

Corbridge – 12 cases

South Tynedale – 10 cases

Stocksfield and Broomhaugh – 9 cases

Bellingham – 5 cases

Nobody has died in the latest 24-hour period in Northumbria Healthcare hospitals according to the latest stats released by NHS England, meaning the death toll since the pandemic began remains at 731.