Five more Sheffield patients die of coronavirus as UK announces 936 more deaths

A further five people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in Sheffield, the latest NHS England statistics reveal.

Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 2:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 4:33 pm

It means there have now been 65 coronavirus-related deaths in the city, up from 60 yesterday (7 April). The families of those who have died have been informed.

Nationally, a further 828 people who tested positive for the Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 6,483.

Across the UK, the total number of deaths is now more than 7,000.

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A total of 65 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in Sheffield (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The latest fatalities were aged between 22 and 103 years old and 46 of the 828 patients – aged between 35 and 96 years old – had no known underlying health condition.

Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, four more people have died in Barnsley, while Doncaster has seen a further six deaths.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Rotherham since yesterday.