Coronavirus: Three more people die in Sheffield as UK death toll edges towards 35,000

Three more people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in Sheffield over the past day, the latest NHS figures show.

Sunday, 24th May 2020, 4:36 pm
Updated Sunday, 24th May 2020, 10:25 pm

In total, 258 patients who tested positive for the disease have died in the city and there have been 2,484 confirmed cases.

Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, Doncaster has recorded 695 positive cases and has been hit by 172 deaths, an increase of one within a 24 hour reporting period.

Rotherham has recorded 862 cases along with 151 deaths- an increase of two.

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A woman wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, sits on a bench in Sheffield (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Deaths have stalled in Barnsley over the past few days after the town reported 878 cases and a death toll of 113.

NHS figures show that hospital deaths are ‘continuing to trend downards’- England had 147 new cases within the past day, Scotland reported nine, Wales had seven and Northern Ireland recorded one.

The UK's coronavirus hospital death toll has increased to 29,735 after 164 more fatalities were reported in 24 hours - the lowest total on a Sunday since the lockdown started.

But the figures could be much higher, as they do not include deaths that occurred in care homes or within the community.

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