Teesside records 132 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours

No further coronavirus deaths have been recorded on Teesside – and 132 more positive cases have been confirmed in Thursday’s (March 4) Government figures – up from 111 yesterday.

The most recent two deaths in the county happened at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust which runs James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough on February 26 and 27.

No further deaths were recorded at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust which runs the University Hospital of North Tees.

The number of deaths at Teesside trusts remains at 1,110.

The highest daily rise in Covid-19 cases was in Stockton, where there were 71 new infections.

That was followed by Hartlepool with 24.

Here’s the breakdown of the total number of cases recorded since the pandemic began, with new cases recorded in the last 24 hours in brackets:

  • Middlesbrough – 11,903 (up 21)
  • Stockton – 14,872 (up 71)
  • Redcar and Cleveland – 8,939 (up 16)

  • Hartlepool – 8,418 (up 24)

The overall total in the past year now stands at 44,132.

Meanwhile, across the UK the Government said a further 242 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 124,025.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Thursday, there had been a further 6,573 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,201,358.

Government data up to March 3 shows that of the 21,946,433 jabs given in the UK so far, 20,982,571 were first doses – a rise of 278,9566 on the previous day.

Some 963,862 were second doses, an increase of 68,450.

Teesside Live – Redcar and Cleveland