Five people die of Covid-19 in South Yorkshire

A further 76 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in England, with five succumbing to the deadly virus in South Yorkshire, latest figures have shown.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 4:18 pm
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 4:25 pm

NHS England on Monday (March 15) said this brings the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 85,310.

Locally, a further three people died in Sheffield hospitals, while Barnsley recording two fatalities.

There are no deaths recorded in both Doncaster and Rotherham today.

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Five more Covid-19 deaths recorded in South Yorkshire, with three in Sheffield.

NHS England said patients were aged between 47 and 102 and all except one, aged 91, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between December 11 and March 14, with the majority being on or after March 11.

There were three other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test results.

NHS England data shows a total of 2,668,861 jabs were given to people in London between December 8 and March 14, including 2,518,995 first doses and 149,866 second doses.

This compares with 4,073,695 first doses and 190,966 second doses given to people in the Midlands, a total of 4,264,661.

The breakdown for the other regions is:

– East of England – 2,446,116 first doses and 125,742 second doses, making 2,571,858 in total

– North East and Yorkshire – 3,219,076 first and 193,209 second doses (3,412,285)

– North West – 2,702,963 first and 135,541 second doses (2,838,504)

– South East – 3,369,747 first and 197,148 second doses (3,566,895)

– South West – 2,356,407 first and 131,345 second doses (2,487,752).

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also reassured the public that the vaccine is safe following Ireland and the Netherlands’s decision to pause the rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of possible side effects.

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