Sheffield Teaching Hospitals confirms city’s coronavirus death toll has risen again

Sheffield’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 31, according to the latest figures.

Friday, 3rd April 2020, 1:49 pm

According to Public Health England figures released yesterday, Sheffield had 602 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Nationally, there were 33,718 confirmed cases across the UK as of yesterday and the death toll stood at 2,921.

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Sheffield's coronavirus death toll has risen by two and now stands at 31.

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In Sheffield, it has emerged that 31 people have now died in hospitals after contracting Covid-19.

Kirsten Major, Chief Executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Very sadly, we can confirm that since March 17, 31 patients being cared for at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have died after testing positive for COVID-19.

“The families of these patients have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this very difficult time.”

Sheffield has the fourth highest number of confirmed cases outside London, with Birmingham with the most at 852.

There are 134 cases in Barnsley, 129 in Rotherham and 95 in Doncaster.