Coronavirus: 11 more patients die across South Yorkshire as vaccinations begin

A further 11 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in South Yorkshire during the last 24 hour period, the latest NHS England data shows.

Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 4:42 pm

The figures, released daily, reveal one fatalities have been recorded in Sheffield’s hospitals along with four in Rotherham and six in Barnsley.

It brings the death tally to 512 in Sheffield, 361 in Rotherham and 338 in Barnsley. The Doncaster death toll stands at 459.

It comes as the first people began receiving their coronavirus jabs across the county as the UK’s biggest ever vaccination programme gets underway.

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A shopper wears a face mask in the centre of Sheffield (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Nationwide a further 325 people who tested positive for the virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 42,904.

Patients were aged between 42 and 101 years old. All except 12, aged 56 to 93 years old, had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from November 5 to December 7 with the majority being on or after December 4.

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