ALMOST 1,600 people across the North-East and North Yorkshire have died in hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus.

Nationally, NHS England has announced 157 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,545.

The total number of patient deaths recorded by each trust in the North-East and North Yorkshire, as of Saturday, May 23 are:

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust –  223 no new cases 

Gateshead Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - 129 no new cases 

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 184 no new cases 

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust - 107 no new cases 

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 223 no new cases

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – 312 no new cases 

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 109 no new cases 

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 198 no new cases

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust – 60, 1 new case

Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (mental health) - 7 no new cases

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (mental health) - 7 no new cases

Total: 1,559 

How many cases have been reported in your area? More to follow.