Five people die of Covid-19 in South Yorkshire

A further five people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in South Yorkshire, with a further 141 people succumbing to the chronic illness across the UK, latest figures have shown.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:38 pm

The Government said the patients had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday (March 17), bringing the UK total to 125,831.

Locally, a further four people died in Sheffield hospitals, while Doncaster recorded one fatality.

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Five people die of Covid-19 in South Yorkshire

There are no deaths recorded in both Barnsley and Rotherham for today.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 148,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 5,758 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,274,579.

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