Three more coronavirus deaths confirmed in Sheffield

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Sheffield now stands at 109, the latest figures have revealed.

By Alana Roberts
Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 5:26 pm

NHS England figures out today, April 14, reveal a total of 109 patients have died in Sheffield hospitals since the outbreak began – up three on yesterday’s figures.

However, the numbers could be far higher as they do not include those who have died in the community or care homes.

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109 people have died in Sheffield's hospitals with coronavirus (pic: Getty Images)

A total of 28 patients have died in Rotherham, with no new deaths recorded today.

But, in Doncaster, three people died in the last 24 hour reporting period bringing the death toll to 37, and there have been another three in Barnsley, with 45 fatalities altogether.

As of 9am this morning, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Sheffield was 1,237.

Nationally, there have been 12,107 coronavirus related deaths in UK alone – up 778 on yesterday.

A total of 12, 107 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in the UK (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The figure is thought to be far higher and according to statistics, more than one in five deaths in England and Wales is linked to coronavirus, figures show.

The Office for National Statistics data showed the virus was mentioned on 3,475 death certificates in the week ending 3 April.

It helped push the total number of deaths in that week to more than 16,000 - a record high and 6,000 more than expected at this time of year.

The Department of Health and Social Care also revealed that they have tested 302,599 people for Covid-19, of which 93,873 tested positive.

The UK remains in lockdown in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus, meaning people can only leave their homes for shopping, medical appointments or supplies, exercise once a day and essential travel to work.

Measures are set to be reviewed by ministers later this week, with an announcement expected on Thursday.