Five new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at North Cumbria Integrated Care Trust over the weekend, the latest official figures show.
NHS England figures show 345 people had died in hospital at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm yesterday.
That was an increase of five compared to Friday, when there were 340.
It means there have been 27 deaths in the past week, up from 25 the previous week. The victims were among 10,521 deaths recorded across the North East and Yorkshire.
Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.
This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.
NHS England guidance states: “Confirmation of COVID-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure.”
Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for COVID-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.