Coronavirus: six more deaths reported in Sheffield

A further six people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in Sheffield, NHS England have confirmed.

Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 2:26 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 2:26 pm

It brings the number of recorded hospital deaths in the city to 215 as of 5pm on Friday. The reporting of hospital deaths has a delay of at least 24 hours, NHS England said.

Across South Yorkshire: in Barnsley, 90 hospital deaths have now been recorded, an increase of 6 from yesterday. Threee new hospital deaths have been recorded in Rotherham since Saturday, taking the total to 107.

No more hospital deaths have been recorded by Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust, with the total there being 98.

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Nurses instruct and help NHS workers as they self swab for coronavirus at a drive through testing site in Sheffield.

Nationally, a further 327 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 21,180.

The number does not give a true picture of fatalities overall, as it does not include deaths in care homes.