There were two more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in South Tyneside.
A total of 600 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on June 9 (Thursday) – up from 598 on Wednesday.
They were among 8,679 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 South Tyneside.
Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.
A total of 155,825 deaths were recorded throughout England by June 9 (Thursday) – up from 155,765 on Wednesday.