The number of deaths across the region today, Monday, May 18, now stands at 1,245, with three of the latest deaths recorded by NHS England for South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust among the nine confirmed today, Monday, May 18.

Nationally, the NHS has said a further 122 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 24,739.

Patients were aged between 47 and 100-years-old.

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust runs South Tyneside District Hospital, in South Shields, as well as Sunderland Royal Hospital. Copyright: JPIMedia

Seven of those patients, who were aged between 50 and 85, had no known underlying health condition.

The latest case figures show that in South Tyneside, 714 people have been confirmed as having the illness, with no new cases recorded as of today’s figures.

Across the region, it stands at 9,536, an increase of 14 since yesteday.

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In total, 1,245 people who had tested positive for coronavirus have died across the North East’s hospital trusts.

According to the figures from NHS England released on Monday, May 18, the breakdown of the number of deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus at North East hospitals is as follows:

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 308

Number of deaths announced on May 18: 3

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 177

Number of deaths announced on May 18: 0

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 98

Number of deaths announced on May 18: 2

South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 216

Number of deaths announced on May 18: 0

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 107

Number of deaths announced on May 18: 0

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 212

Number of deaths announced on May 18: 2

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 126

Number of deaths announced on May 18: 1

According to the latest figures released by Public Health England on Monday, May 18, there are 9,536 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the North East – a rise of 14 from Sunday, May 17, – as follows:

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