New figures show Covid death toll in South Yorkshire hospitals tops 900

Over 900 people have who tested positive for coronavirus have now died in South Yorkshire hospitals.

By Claire Lewis
Saturday, 10th October 2020, 4:30 pm

According to NHS England, a total of 901 hospital patients have died in the county since the pandemic began.

There have been 302 deaths in Sheffield hospitals, 239 in Doncaster, 209 in Rotherham and 151 in Barnsley.

The figures do not include those who died in care homes or any other settings.

There have been over 900 coronavirus deaths in South Yorkshire since the pandemic began

NHS England said today that nationally another 60 people have died since yesterday’s figures were released, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 30,439 so far.

The latest casualties were aged between 41 and 93 years old and all but five had known underlying health conditions.

The Government is set to announce extra Covid restrictions next week in a bid to try to halt the spread of the virus.

There could be new rules about socialising.