One more death has been recorded and the number of coronavirus cases in Northumberland increased by 329 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 38,457 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Northumberland when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 12 (Tuesday), up from 38,128 on Monday.

The rate of infection in Northumberland now stands at 11,876 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 12,379.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 37,668 over the period, to 8,231,437.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Northumberland.

The dashboard shows 754 people had died in the area by October 12 (Tuesday) – up from 753 on Monday.

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

They were among 6,629 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 four in five people in Northumberland have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 239,965 people had received both jabs by October 11 (Monday) – 81% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 78% of people aged 12 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.