There were two more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Newcastle.
A total of 626 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 26 (Thursday) – up from 624 on Wednesday.
They were among 8,641 deaths recorded across the North East.
The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Newcastle.
Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.
A total of 155,142 deaths were recorded throughout England by May 26 (Thursday) – up from 155,082 on Wednesday.