South Yorkshire records 10 more Covid-19 deaths

A further 10 coronavirus deaths have been recorded across South Yorkshire, with a further 410 fatalities across England.

With the latest figures, the country has now recorded a total of 75,767 deaths, NHS England said on Sunday.

Locally, a further six people have succumbed to the deadly virus in Sheffield bringing the city's total to 820.

Meanwhile, Rotherham's total rose by four to 531.

A further 10 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in South Yorkshire

Doncaster and Barnsley's total fatalities remain unchanged as no deaths were recorded.

Patients were aged between 28 and 100. All except nine, aged between 42 and 79, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between April 19 2020 and February 6, with the majority being on or after February 3.

There were 29 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

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.

Meanwhile, as of 9am on Sunday, the Government said that there there had been a further 15,845 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,945,680.

The country’s vaccination campaign is also on track as vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said nearly 1,000 vaccines a minute were provided in an hour on Saturday morning.

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