Confirmed coronavirus cases rise 29 per cent in Sheffield

There are now 106 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sheffield – the highest in Yorkshire – according to the latest NHS statistics.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 7:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 4:37 pm

That number is a rise of 29 per cent from Sunday, when there were 82 confirmed cases in the city.

In total, there have been 22 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, there are now nine cases in Doncaster, which record its first coronavirus death today (23 March). In Barnsley, there are 11 confirmed cases, while Rotherham has 12.

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Public Health England has confirmed there are 106 coronavirus cases in Sheffield. (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The figures were released by Public Health England on Monday evening. Across the UK, there are now 6,650 confirmed cases of coronavirus – up from 4,792 on Sunday.

As of 1pm on 23 March, 335 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus have died.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address the nation at 8.30pm tonight, when he is expected to announce more strict measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.