Coronavirus death toll increases by 10 in Sheffield and South Yorkshire

A further 10 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in South Yorkshire's hospitals, according to the latest daily statistics.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 7:11 pm

Figures released by NHS England show six more people who tested postive for the disease had died in the 24 hours to 4pm on Tuesday, January 12, bringing the total coronavirus-related fatalities in the city to 667.

In Doncaster, there were also two additional deaths bringing the death tally to 629, and in Barnsley there have now been 469 deaths after two more were recorded.

There were no further deaths recorded in Rotherham, where the death toll remains at 466.

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The data represents the deaths of hospital patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 28 days and whose deaths were recorded in the latest reporting period.

Nationally, a further 1,564 people died by that measure - the biggest figure reported in a single day since the pandemic began.

Since April 28 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement also started to report the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result but it is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in the death certification process.

The figures for the latest reporting period show there were nine such deaths in England.

According to Government data, a total of nine patients across all settings in Sheffield have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 up to Wednesday, January 13.

Separate Office for National Statistics data shows there have been a total of 921 deaths recorded in Sheffield where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes up to January 1, the latest data available.

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