Sheffield's coronavirus death toll rises as 79 more deaths are announced in England

Sheffield’s coronavirus death toll has risen again following the announcement of another 79 fatalities across England.

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 4:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 4:23 pm

According to NHS England, 282 hospital patients have died in Sheffield during the coronavirus pandemic – up one since yesterday

The death toll for the UK now stands at 41,736.

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NHS England has released the latest coronavirus death figures

There have been 210 deaths in Doncaster, which is five more than yesterday and the joint highest increase reported in England today.

A total of 184 patients who tested positive for Covid-19 in Rotherham have now died, which is an increase of two and 136 patients have died in Barnsley, which is two more than yesterday.

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