A further six people die of Covid-19 in South Yorkshire
The number of coronavirus cases in South Yorkshire continue to rise after a further six people died of the deadly virus, with three fatalities recorded in Sheffield.
In Sheffield hospitals, three more Covid-19 patients have died, according to the latest daily statistics. This brings the total deaths to 863.
Figures released by NHS England on February 18 also show that Doncaster recorded one more death, bringing the total fatalities to 706.
In Barnsley, the total deaths have reached 568 deaths with two new fatalities and in Rotherham, no deaths have been recorded for two days in a row as the death count remains 542.
Nationally, a further 309 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 80,424.
NHS England said patients were aged between 21 and 101. All except 11, aged between 42 and 96, had known underlying health conditions.
The deaths were between December 20 and February 17, with the majority being on or after February 14.
There were 52 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.
Case rates in England are also continuing to fall among all age groups, Public Health England said.
The highest rate is among 30 to 39-year-olds, which stood at 192.5 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to February 14, down week-on-week from 270.8.
Among 20 to 29-year-olds the rate dropped from 253.2 to 173.4, and for 40 to 49-year-olds it fell from 232.2 to 162.9.
For people aged 80 and over, the rate fell from 208.0 to 129.6.
The NHS England also data shows a total of 1,652,421 jabs were given to people in London between December 8 and February 16, including 1,587,731 first doses and 64,690 second doses.
This compares with 2,653,456 first doses and 73,847 second doses given to people in the Midlands, a total of 2,727,303.
The breakdown for the other regions is:
East of England – 1,655,435 first doses and 61,436 second doses, making 1,716,871 in total
North East and Yorkshire – 2,174,275 first and 84,566 second doses (2,258,841)
North West – 1,820,045 first and 70,149 second doses (1,890,194)
South East – 2,251,646 first and 86,998 second doses (2,338,644)
South West – 1,606,634 first and 58,147 second doses (1,664,781)