Five more Covid-19 deaths recorded in South Yorkshire
The number of coronavirus cases in South Yorkshire continue to rise after a further five people died of the deadly virus, with two fatalities recorded in Sheffield.
In Sheffield hospitals, two more Covid-19 patients have died, according to the latest daily statistics. This brings the total deaths to 865.
Figures released by NHS England on February 19 also show that Barnsley recorded a further three deaths, bringing the total fatalities to 571.
However, both Doncaster and Rotherham maintained their death count of 706 and 542 respectively as no new deaths were recorded.
Nationally, a further 315 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 80,739.
NHS England said the patients were aged between 13 and 103. All except 26, aged between 13 and 96, had known underlying health conditions.
The deaths were between April 18 2020 and February 18 2021.
There were 42 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.
It is also reported that a total of 14,718,938 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and February 18, according to provisional NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 400,823 on the previous day’s figures.
Of this number, 14,214,176 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 396,262 on the previous day, while 504,762 were a second dose, an increase of 4,561.
The NHS England data further shows a total of 1,706,333 jabs were given to people in London between December 8 and February 18, including 1,640,550 first doses and 65,783 second doses.
This compares with 2,728,604 first doses and 74,703 second doses given to people in the Midlands, a total of 2,803,307.
The breakdown for the other regions is:
East of England – 1,698,521 first doses and 61,877 second doses, making 1,760,398 in total
North East and Yorkshire – 2,231,603 first and 85,548 second doses (2,317,151)
North West – 1,872,065 first and 70,449 second doses (1,942,514)
South East – 2,323,412 first and 87,580 second doses (2,410,992)
South West – 1,648,929 first and 58,445 second doses (1,707,374)