Coronavirus: no new deaths recorded in Sheffield hospitals

No new coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Sheffield’s hospitals during the last 24 hours, the latest official figures show.

Sheffield’s hospital death toll remains at 230, with 126 care home deaths as of April 24.

It comes as a further 178 people who tested positive for coronavirus died in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals in the country to 23,149.

Across the UK, another 205 deaths have been recorded in hospitals since yesterday.

A further 178 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died in English hospitals.

The Government is due to announce its official death toll later today, which will include deaths in care homes and the wider community. Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, five more coronavirus deaths have been recorded by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, bringing the total number of fatalities in the Doncaster area to 121. In Rotherham, three more hospital deaths have been confirmed, which means 129 people who tested positive for coronavirus there have now died. Two more coronavirus deaths have also been recorded in Barnsley, taking the total number of fatalities there to 103.

Of the 178 new deaths announced today, 33 occurred on May 9, 88 occurred on May 8 and 27 occurred on May 7.

The figures also show 24 of the new deaths took place between May 1 and May 6, four took place in April, while the remaining two deaths occurred in March, with the earliest new death taking place on March 17.NHS England releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed and for data from the tests to be validated.The figures published today by NHS England show April 8 continues to have the highest number for the most hospital deaths occurring on a single day, with a current total of 884.

Boris Johnson will update the country on the Government’s plan for phase two of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic at 7pm tonight (10 May).