Sheffield records third Covid death in a week as Boris Johnson announces press conference

A third coronavirus death within one week has been recorded in Sheffield as the number of positive cases in the city continues to rise.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 2:41 pm

The latest fatality brings the number of hospital deaths in Sheffield up to 298 since the pandemic hit. The latest death was recorded on Sunday but announced on Tuesday (29 September).

Nationally, a further 43 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,962.

The patients were aged between 47 and 99 years old and all of them had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.

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To date, there have been 298 coronavirus deaths in Sheffield's hospitals.

The latest available data shows there were 494 positive coronavirus cases in Sheffield between September 19 and 25, up 222 from the previous week. The infection rate for this period was 84 cases per 100,000 people. The average area in England had 26.

The city remains an area of concern on the Government’s coronavirus watchlist.