Covid-19 is currently dominating our lives, with schools and businesses closed, many people working from home or being furloughed, and the entire country being in lockdown for several weeks.
But among all the gloom there’s also been some really heartwarming moments as people have rallied round to help their friends, neighbours and even complete strangers, and the whole nation has been coming together each week to show a little bit of appreciation for our wonderful health staff by clapping for carers on a Thursday night.
At the time of writing 247 coronavirus related deaths have now been recorded in the city’s hospitals.
Here’s a look back at how coronavirus has affected Sheffield over the last few weeks and months.
1. Coronavirus originates in China
Coronavirus was first reported after a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
2. First confirmed case of coronavirus in the UK
The first confirmed coronavirus case in the UK was announced on January 31 when two members of the same family tested positive. They had been staying in York and were taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for treatment.
Photo: PAUL ELLIS
3. Football fans wear face masks
Fans wear a disposable face mask prior to the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester City at Hillsborough on March 04. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Photo: Alex Livesey
4. Footballers fist bump
Players of Sheffield United and Norwich City give each other a fist bump instead of a hand shake prior to the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Norwich City at Bramall Lane on March 07. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
Photo: Nigel Roddis