Sheffield's coronavirus death rate remains static as another 72 fatalities are recorded in England

Sheffield’s coronavirus death toll has remained static since yesterday, based on the latest figures released by NHS England today.

Sunday, 7th June 2020, 2:23 pm
Updated Sunday, 7th June 2020, 2:23 pm

Another 72 deaths of Covid-19 hospital patients in England have been recorded today by NHS England, taking the overall death toll in the country to 27,431.

The deaths logged today were of patients aged between 45 and 96 who all had known underlying health conditions.

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NHS England has updated its death toll for hospital patients who tested positive for Covid-19

In Sheffield the death toll remains at 275, which is the same as yesterday.

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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has recorded 192 deaths, which is also the same as yesterday.

There have been 175 deaths in Rotherham, which is up one on yesterday and 129 in Barnsley, which is an increase of three.

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