South Yorkshire Covid death toll rises as three more die in Sheffield
Hospitals in South Yorkshire have recorded a further 18 deaths of patients who had tested positive for Covid-19, according to the latest daily statistics.
Figures released by NHS England show 319 deaths were recorded in England in the 24 hours to 4pm on Sunday, January 10, including three patients being treated in Sheffield hospitals bringing the total coronavirus-related fatalities in the city to 648.
In Doncaster, there were also seven additional deaths bringing the death tally to 622, and in Rotherham there have now been 462 deaths after six more were recorded.
There were two further deaths recorded in Barnsley, where the death toll now stands at 463.
The data represents the deaths of hospital patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 28 days and whose deaths were recorded in the latest reporting period.
Since April 28 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement also started to report the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result but it is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in the death certification process.
The figures for the latest reporting period show there were four such deaths in England.
According to Government data, a total of four patients across all settings in Sheffield have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 up to January 10.
Separate Office for National Statistics data shows there have been a total of 899 deaths recorded in Sheffield where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.
NHS England reported that a total of 2,333,764 people received a Covid vaccine in England between January 8 and January 10.
In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a digital subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Nancy Fielder, editor.
How many Covid patients are being treated in Sheffield hospitals?
According to Government data on healthcare, 30 patients with Covid-19 were admitted to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust sites on January 3 - the most recent date for which figures are available.
It brings the total number of coronavirus patients admitted to the trust's hospitals since the pandemic began to 3,379.
As of Tuesday, January 5, 306 of those patients remained in hospital for treatment including 20 in mechanical ventilation beds.
Figures for the number of patients discharged are not currently provided on a daily basis.
Is the number of Covid cases rising in Sheffield?
According to the latest Government figures, 271 people in Sheffield tested positive for Covid-19 on January 10.
It brings the total number of people who have tested positive in the city to 32,112.
The highest daily number of cases reported was 608 on October 7, 2020.
How many Covid tests have been carried out in Sheffield?
According to the latest Government figures, 13.1 per cent of the 13,801 people in Sheffield who received a PCR test went on to receive a positive result in the seven days up to January 5.
The figures also show that 215 lateral flow test results were provided on January 9 in Sheffield, bringing the total to date to 11,230.
Those figures represent the number of confirmed positive, negative or void lateral flow device test results.
This is a count of test results and may include multiple tests for an individual person.