No new coronavirus deaths recorded at South Tyneside's NHS trust for fourth consecutive day

No additional coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded by borough’s health trust for the fourth day in a row.

NHS England figures released on Sunday, May 31 show there have been no new coronavirus-related deaths recorded by South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, meaning the total number deaths at the trust remains at 318.

A total of 1,336 people who had tested positive for coronavirus have died across the North East’s hospital trusts - a rise of seven since yesterday, May 30.

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Nationally, a further 85 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,614.

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

Patients were aged between 56 and 100 years old. Six of the 85 patients – who were aged between 56 and 82 - had no known underlying health conditions

Deaths are announced on an NHS trust level – there is no public breakdown of the number of deaths per hospital.

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According to the figures from NHS England released on Sunday, May 31, 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: 318

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Number of deaths announced on May 31: 0

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 191

Number of deaths announced on May 31: 1

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North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 120

Number of deaths announced on May 31: 1

South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

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Total number of deaths at the trust: 231

Number of deaths announced on May 31: 0

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 113

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Number of deaths announced on May 31: 1

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 234

Number of deaths announced on May 31: 4

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Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 129

Number of deaths announced on May 31: 0

According to the latest figures released by Public Health England on Saturday, May 30, there are 10,099 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the North East - a rise of 40 from Friday, May 29.

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County Durham: 2,000

Sunderland: 1,378

Newcastle: 1,057

Gateshead: 1,003

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Northumberland: 938

South Tyneside: 744

Middlesbrough: 676

Stockton: 595

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North Tyneside: 570

Redcar & Cleveland: 419

Darlington: 386

Hartlepool: 330

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