The number of coronavirus cases in Northumberland increased by 513 over the weekend, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 34,078 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Northumberland when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on September 20 (Monday), up from 33,565 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Northumberland now stands at 10,524 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 11,272.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 94,147 over the period, to 7,465,448.

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

The dashboard shows 737 people had died in the area by September 20 (Monday) – up from 736 on Friday.

It means there have been eight deaths in the past week, which is an increase on four the previous week.

They were among 6,461 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.

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

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 237,744 people had received both jabs by September 19 (Sunday) – 84 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 82 per cent 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.