More than 17,000 in Sheffield report coronavirus symptoms, NHS data shows

More than 17,000 people in Sheffield have reported having symptoms of coronavirus, new figures from the NHS show.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 4:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 4:22 pm

Data from NHS digital shows that 17,419 people have reported coronavirus symptoms in Sheffield since the beginning of the outbreak.

This includes 2,116 people who have called 999 and the NHS 111 number, and 15,303 who have reported symptoms online.

When combined with the numbers confirmed to have the disease in the city - which currently stands at 451 – this amounts to more than three per cent of the entire population.

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A total of 20 people have died from coronavirus in Sheffield since the pandemic began.

The NHS say people who suspect they may have coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature or a new, continuous cough – should stay at home to avoid infecting others.

You can report your symptoms online at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or by calling the NHS 111 number if you do not have access to the internet.

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