Doncaster coronavirus death toll stays same as no new deaths across South Yorkshire

Doncaster's coronavirus death toll has remained static again with no further fatalities in the town or across South Yorkshire.

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 2:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 2:50 pm

A further 26 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died across England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,103.

Patients were aged between 49 and 94 years old. One patient aged 71 had no known underlying health conditions.

It means the UK death toll now stands at 44,830.

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

In Doncaster, there have been 229 coronavirus victims. The figure is the same as yesterday.

Locally, no further deaths have been recorded across South Yorkshire in the last 24 hour reporting period.

Sheffield has seen 288 deaths, Rotherham 196 deaths and Barnsley 148, all the same numbers as yesterday.

The latest figures come as it was announced yesterday that face coverings will be compulsory in all shops in England from July 24.

Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the government has announced.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it would "give people more confidence to shop safely and enhance protections for those who work in shops".

The move will bring England into line with Scotland and other major European nations like Spain, Italy and Germany.

It has been compulsory on public transport in England and at NHS facilities across the UK since 15 June.

Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.