Location of every confirmed coronavirus case in South Yorkshire as 80 people die in Sheffield
There have now been 80 Covid-19 related deaths in Sheffield, with over 8,950 patients in the UK now confirmed to have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak began.
Latest NHS figures show that the current death toll as of 5pm yesterday stands at 80 in Sheffield, following a rise of nine in the last 24 hour reporting period.
There have now been 1,095 confirmed cases in the city with just 75 reported in the last day, although this figure is thought to be far higher as this does not include those who have died in care homes or the community.
In other areas of South Yorkshire there have been a total of 729 confirmed cases of Covid-19 – 279 in Rotherham, 267 in Barnsley and 183 in Doncaster.
The UK recorded 980 hospital deaths on Thursday, exceeding the worst daily figures seen in Italy and Spain, and bringing the total to 8,958.
But England’s deputy chief medical officer, Jonathan Van-Tam, warned it was ‘impossible to say we have peaked’, adding that the measures the country was taking with social distancing needed to continue.
The Government has launched an advertising campaign urging families not to stay indoors this Easter weekend despite the warm weather.
Speaking at the daily Number 10 press conference on Thursday, the Secretary of State Dominic Raab – who is standing in for the Prime Minister while he is in hospital with coronavirus – said everyone should cancel any plans or Covid-19 would get “a second chance to kill more people and to hurt our country”.