Sheffield's coronavirus hospital death toll rises for first time in eight days

The first coronavirus death in eight days has been recorded at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages the city’s five NHS adult hospitals.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 2:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 3:00 pm
289 people who tested positive for coronavirus have now died at Sheffield hospitals.

It means 289 hospital patients in the city have now died since the pandemic hit. That figure does not include coronavirus deaths in care homes or in the wider community.

As of Wednesday, there have been 4,055 confirmed cases of the deadly bug in Sheffield, according to the latest available data from Public Health England.

A further coronavirus hospital death has also been recorded in Rotherham, taking the death toll there to 197.

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Nationally, a further 19 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,144.

The patients were aged between 52 and 91 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.