Latest figures show increase in coronavirus death toll in Sheffield

Sheffield’s coronavirus death toll continues to rise according to the latest figures out today.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 16th April 2020, 2:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th April 2020, 4:49 pm

NHS England has revealed that nationally another 740 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died since yesterday’s figures were released, with the death toll in England now 12,396.

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The patients were aged between 28 and 103 years old.

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Sheffield's death toll has increased again

Forty of the the 740 patients, aged between 45 and 93 years old, had no known underlying health conditions.

In Sheffield a total of 126 patients have now died – up 12 on yesterday’s figure.

Rotherham’s death toll has risen by 13, with 45 fatalities now recorded.

A total of 49 hospital patients in Barnsley have died - up three on yesterday’s figure; and Doncaster’s death toll has risen by seven, with 48 deaths recorded.

The UK remains on lockdown to reduce the spread of the virus.

MPs are discussing social distancing measures today.