Sheffield death toll rises again as NHS England reports 711 more coronavirus deaths

A total of 179 patients have now died in hospital in Sheffield after contracting coronavirus, new figures reveal.

Saturday, 25th April 2020, 2:31 pm

The death toll, based on NHS England data, shows another two deaths in the city since yesterday’s figures were released.

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Sheffield's coronavirus death toll has been updated this afternoon

There have been 74 deaths in Doncaster, which is an increase of three since yesterday

But Barnsley’s death toll remains the same as yesterday at 61.

A total of 18,084 hospital patients have died in England after contracting the deadly virus.

The UK remains on lockdown, with the next government review due on May 7.

In a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus, people can only leave their homes for shopping, exercise once a day, medical supplies and appointments and essential travel to work.