Three Covid-19 patients die in South Yorkshire

A further three people who tested positive coronavirus have died in South Yorkshire, with 110 people losing their battle with the deadly disease across the UK, latest figures have shown.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 5:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 6:11 pm

The Government said the patients had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday (March 16), bringing the UK total to 125,690.

Locally, a further two people died in Sheffield hospitals, while Barnsley recorded one fatality.

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Three more people die of Covid-19 in South Yorkshire.

There are no deaths recorded in both Doncaster and Rotherham.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 148,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 5,294 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,268,821.

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