A total of 85 deaths were reported by the NHS England on Sunday afternoon, bringing the total number of Covid-19 deaths in English hospitals to 26,614.
Of these, 15 occurred on May 30, 31 were confirmed on May 29, and seven were reported on May 28.
The figures also show that 22 of the new deaths occurred between May 8 and May 27, nine occurred in April and the last death occurred on March 25.
In the Northeast, County Durham and Darlington reported the most deaths with four.
Death of the Northeast by the NHS Trust
County Durham and Darlington – 4
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear – 0
Gateshead – 0
Northumbria – 1
South Tyneside and Sunderland – 0
Newcastle – 1
North Tees and Hartlepool – 1
South Tees – 0
Esk and Wear Vallées Tees – 0
Meanwhile, concerns continued to be expressed about the government’s continued easing of the lockdown, with several scientists advising the government to speak up.
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick announced on Saturday that people who were protecting would be allowed to go out with their homes or meet someone else from Monday.