THE number of cases in the North Yorkshire area has risen by one.

The Public Health England pillar one (lab-confirmed) figures released today show that the total number of these cases in the area now stands at 1,354.

The figures also show that it has now been a week since a case of coronavirus was recorded in the City of York Council area, so the total remains at 463, as it has done since last Tuesday (June 23).

The East Riding of Yorkshire area has also seen an increase of one, taking the total to 966.

Nationwide, there has been a total of 312,654 pillar one cases of Covid-19. There has sadly been a total of 43,730 deaths.

Meanwhile, figures show that it has now been 10 days since the last coronavirus (Covid-19) related death was recorded at a hospital within the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The figures from NHS England show that the total number of deaths within the trust remains at 214. The last death was recorded in the trust on June 20.

The trust includes York Hospital and Scarborough.

There have been a further five deaths in the North East and Yorkshire.

Nationally, a further 37 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,709.

Patients were aged between 48 and 94 years old. One patient, aged 80, had no known underlying health conditions.