South Yorkshire coronavirus death toll passes 500: Location of every tragic fatality

South Yorkshire has reached a grim coronavirus milestone with the number of deaths now topping 500.

Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 3:35 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 3:36 pm

A further 15 COVID-19 fatalaties were recorded and reported in the last 24 hours brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in the county to 510.

Sheffield is the most badly affected places, with 2,170 cases and a total of 215 deaths.

That’s an increase of six on yesterday’s figure.

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An electronic bilboard advises on coronavirus in Sheffield - Mike Egerton/PA Wire

In Doncaster there have been 493 cases and 98 deaths and more than 150 people have been allowed home after recovering from the virus.

No further deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

Rotherham has seen 720 cases and 107 deaths, an increase of three on the previous day’s total.

Meanwhile, Barnsley has recorded 665 cases and 90 deaths – an increase of six.

There have been more than 500 deaths from coronavirus in South Yorkshire. (Photo: Getty).

The figures do not include deaths in care homes or the community, meaning the figures are likely to be far higher.

Across the country, there have been more than 28,000 deaths, with the UK total second only to Italy in Europe and third globally.

The biggest number of cases has been reported in the USA.

Globally, there have now been more than 3.5 million cases of coronavirus around the world – and the number of deaths is approaching quarter of a million.

The current total stands at 245,258 deaths.

More than one million have recovered from coronavirus, with 1,130,162 people reported to have survived.

Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK had passed the peak but warned against complacency for fear of a second spike of cases.