Covid claims 13 more lives in hospitals across Sheffield and South Yorkshire

A further 13 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in hospitals across South Yorkshire, the latest daily statistics have shown.

Thursday, 14th January 2021, 4:59 pm

Figures released by NHS England show seven more people in Sheffield who tested postive for the disease had died in the 24 hours to 4pm on Wednesday, January 13, bringing the total coronavirus-related fatalities in the city to 674.

There were no further deaths recorded in Doncaster where the death toll remains at 629.

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674 people have died in Sheffield's hospitals since the pandemic hit

In Rotherham, there were four additional deaths bringing the death tally to 470, and in Barnsley there have now been 471 deaths after two more were recorded.

The data represents the deaths of hospital patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 28 days and whose deaths were recorded in the latest reporting period.

A further 884 people died by that measure in the latest reporting period, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 58,712.

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