Coronavirus: Sheffield cases rise by more than a third in 24 hours

There are now 174 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sheffield – a rise of more than one third in the last 24 hours.

By Steve Jones
Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 9:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th March 2020, 9:22 am

Figures published by Public Health England on Wednesday evening reveal a rise of 44 cases in the last 24 hours, equivalent to a 34 per cent increase. Sheffield currently has the seventh highest number of cases by upper tier local authorities and NHS regions in the country.

There have been no new deaths in Sheffield or South Yorkshire from Covid-19 since yesterday, when a fourth person died in the city after being diagnosed with the illness.

Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, there are two new confirmed cases in Doncaster, taking the total there to 15. There are also four new cases in Barnsley and Rotherham, taking their respective totals to 19 and 20.

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Sheffield now has 174 confirmed cases of coronavirus. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)

The figures were released by Public Health England as part of their daily breakdown of confirmed cases in each area.