Ten more die of Covid-19 in South Yorkshire

A further 10 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in South Yorkshire hospitals with five recorded in Sheffield.

Monday, 15th February 2021, 4:21 pm
Updated Monday, 15th February 2021, 4:21 pm

In Sheffield hospitals, five more Covid-19 patients have died, according to the latest daily statistics.

Figures released by NHS England on February 15 also show that Barnsley recorded five deaths but no death was recorded in both Doncaster and Rotherham.

Nationally, a further 231 people who tested positive for the deadly virus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 79,120.

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10 Covid-19 deaths recorded in Sheffield

Patients were aged between 31 and 102. All except 12, aged 53 and 92, had known underlying conditions.

The deaths were between December 24 and February 14, with the majority being on or after February 11.

There were 10 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.

But there has been a sharp fall for the number of coronavirus patients at Sheffield's hospitals as it is now the lowest it has been since early January.

The number of people being cared for by the trust peaked at 417 on January 22 - the highest figure at any point during the pandemic.

But now the trust, which runs the Northern General and Royal Hallamshire hospitals said the number has now gone down to 337, the lowest it has been since January 11 as of today (February 15).

Meanwhile, latest Government data up to February 14 shows that of the 15,839,781 jabs given in the UK so far, 15,300,151 were first doses – a rise of 237,962 on the previous day.

Some 539,630 were second doses, an increase of 1,915 on figures released the previous day.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged people who should have had a coronavirus jab to come forward and make sure they receive a vaccine.

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