Sheffield's coronavirus death toll rises for first time in four days as another 75 fatalities are recorded

Sheffield’s coronavirus death toll has risen for the first time in four days.

Saturday, 6th June 2020, 2:29 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th June 2020, 2:30 pm

NHS England figures out today reveal that 275 hospital patients who tested positive for Covid-19 have now died in the city – up one since yesterday.

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The death toll had remained at 274 since Tuesday.

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NHS England has released the latest figures available on Covid 19 hospital deaths

Another 75 coronavirus hospital deaths in England have been announced today, with the number of patients who have died in hospitals after contracting the virus now 27,359.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has recorded 192 deaths, which is up three on yesterday.

There have been 174 deaths in Rotherham, which is the same as yesterday and 126 in Barnsley, which is also the same as yesterday.

All of the patients whose deaths have been announced today were between 43 and 100 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.

Lockdown measures have eased this week and people can now meet in groups of six outdoors.