Sheffield coronavirus death toll rises as 18 more patients die across South Yorkshire

A total of 18 more people have died in South Yorkshire’s hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus, the latest NHS figures have confirmed.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 2:53 pm

Sheffield’s death toll is nearing a grim milestone of 400 after five more people died in the city’s hospitals, bringing the total in the city to 399.

Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, there were eight more fatalities in Doncaster, where the death toll now stands at 349.

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In Rotherham there were also five more deaths, taking the total to 268 and in Barnsley there have now been 106 deaths, after one more patient died.

Across the country a further 361 people,who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 35,324.

Patients were aged between 43 and 102 years old. All except 20 (aged 58-95) had known underlying health conditions.

The date of death ranges from October 13 to November 10. Their families have been informed.

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