One hospital patient death has been recorded in Teesside in the past 24 hours.
The updated figures were released by the NHS England on Saturday afternoon and confirmed that there has been an increase in the number of hospital patient deaths due to covid-19.
The death occurred on Thursday June 25 and involved a patient who was in the care of the North Tees and the Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, which covers the North Tees University Hospital in Stockton.
The total number of patient deaths in the trust now stands at 140.
The total number of deaths in the trust remains at 254.
Across England, 78 other people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19), with patients aged 56 to 97 years.
The total announced on Saturday is 10 more than the total across England on Friday, and 20 more than the figures announced earlier this week.
Teesside Live revealed earlier that the number of Teesside deaths from coronavirus is now 572 – when hospital deaths are taken into account alongside nursing homes, hospices and homes.
Eight other cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Teesside in the figures from Public Health England published Friday evening, bringing the total to 2134.
This includes those who have recovered, are still ill or have unfortunately died from the disease.
The last numbers are: