One more Covid-related death has been recorded in Northumberland over the weekend as the number of cases increased by 440 official figures show.

A total of 32,925 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Northumberland when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on today, up from 32,485 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Northumberland now stands at 10,168 cases per 100,000 people, with the England average at 10,996.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 87,753 over the period, to 7,256,559.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded over the weekend in Northumberland.

The dashboard shows 729 people had died in the area by today – up from 728 on Friday.

It means there have been four deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on six the previous week.

They were among 6,397 deaths recorded across the North East.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Northumberland.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

The figures also show that more than four in five people in Northumberland have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 236,313 people had received both jabs by September 12 (Sunday) – 84% of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81% of people aged 16 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.