South Yorkshire's Covid-19 death toll rises as hospital records first coronavirus fatality since early July

South Yorkshire’s coronavirus death toll has increased, with a patient in Barnsley becoming the latest victim.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 3:44 pm

Figures published by NHS England today, Friday, September 4, show that a patient at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust passed away after testing positive for Covid-19.

This is the first time a person who tested positive for the virus has died while being cared for by Barnsley Trust hospitals since July 7 of this year.

Across England, a further 11 people were today confirmed to have died with Covid-19 while being treated in hospitals across the country.

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A patient has died with Covid-19 in Barnsley, NHS England has confirmed (pic: Getty)

That takes the total number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in hospitals across England up to 29,596 since the crisis began.

The latest patients who sadly died with the virus were aged between 48 and 95 years old and are all believed to have suffered from underlying health conditions.

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