On Saturday, nine people were killed in the area and seven on Friday.
The Department of Health’s death toll has now exceeded 40,000, but does not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the United Kingdom, which is said to have exceeded 50,000.
NHS England announced on Sunday that 72 more people had died in hospital after being tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total in England to 27,430.
Of those who died, six were between 40 and 59 years of age, 18 were between 60 and 79 years of age, and the remaining 48 were 80 years of age or older.
The NHS England publishes daily updated figures showing the dates of each coronavirus death in hospitals in England, often including previously unreported deaths that occurred several days or even weeks ago.
This is due to the time it takes for the deaths to be confirmed as positive for Covid-19, for the post mortem exams to be processed and for the test data to be validated.
Here is the regional distribution by confidence of the NHS:
County Durham and Darlington – 1
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear – 0
Gateshead – 0
Northumbria – 0
South Tyneside and Sunderland – 0
Newcastle – 0
North Tees and Hartlepool – 2
South Tees – 0
Esk and Wear Vallées Tees – 0