A FURTHER five people have died in hospitals across the region after testing positive for coronavirus.
It comes as nationally a further 62 people died after testing positive for the virus, the figure yesterday was 77.
A spokesperson for NHS England said: "A further 62 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,175."
The total number of patient deaths recorded by each trust - as of 2pm on Thursday, June 18:
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust - 247 was 246
Gateshead Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 134 no change
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 199 no change
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – 138 was 137
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 251 was 250
South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – 324 no change
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 116 was 115
York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 213 no change
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - 79 was 78
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (mental health) – 7 no change
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (mental health) – 7 no change
Total: 1,715 was 1,710 the day before