NEWS ROUNDUP: Latest coronavirus figures & tackling vaccine misinformation
370 cases of coronavirus were reported in the North East and North Yorkshire on Monday.
A further 65 people sadly died with the virus nationally. The total number of fatalities is now above 124,000. Over 18 million people in England have now received at least their first dose of the vaccine.
Public health bosses in Darlington are having to devote time to spreading positivity about the vaccine. Darlington public health principal Ken Ross said action was needed to counter the large volume of what has been called“crazy” misinformation which had been spread across ethnic communities in the borough.
Return of the Hoppings
The Hoppings is coming back to the North East for 2021. One of Europe's largest travelling funfairs had to postpone events last year due to the pandemic, but will be returning in the summer this year from, the 19th to the 30th of August.
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