Coronavirus: 16 more die across South Yorkshire as county undergoes first day of third national lockdown

A further 16 people have lost their battle with coronavirus in South Yorkshire, the latest NHS figures have revealed.

Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 6:06 pm

Six more people being treated for the deadly bug have passed away in Sheffield’s hospitals, according to the most recent data released today (January 5), bringing the total coronavirus-related fatalities across the city to 624.

A further death was recorded in Doncaster, where the death toll stands at 580, and in Rotherham there have now been 440 deaths after one more was recorded.

The Barnsley death tally hit 440 after eight additonal deaths.

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Women wearing face masks walk through the centre of Sheffield (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Nationwide a further 582 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 52,395.

Patients were aged between 29 and 103. All except 25, aged between 56 and 101, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths took place between November 5 and January 4, with the majority being on or after January 1.

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