733 in hospital, 268 in care homes, 35 in private homes and 11 in a hospice.
The figure is based on Covid-19 being mentioned anywhere on a death certificate.
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The deaths in the area were among 8,746 registered across the North East and 159,419 in England.
Separate data also shows the UK’s ‘avoidable mortality- typically deaths among people aged below 75 from causes that considered avoidable given timely and effective healthcare, or public health interventions – in 2020, was the highest since 2010.
Local authority figures show that in Sunderland, 2,539 deaths were considered avoidable between 2018 and 2020 – a rate of 323 per 100,000 people.
This was up from 304.6 between 2017 and 2019.
Cancer charity Marie Curie is commemorating March 23 – two years after Prime the first UK-wide lockdown was announced – as a National Day of Reflection.
A minute's silence will be held at midday and people are being encouraged to shine a light at 8pm or display flowers in their window.
Claire Collins, Marie Curie's bereavement coordinator, said: "There are still millions of people living with the deep trauma of losing a loved one during the last two years and we hope everyone finds comfort and embraces the day, whether you have had a close bereavement or not."