Coronavirus deaths remain static in Doncaster as 142 more people die across UK

There were no new Covid-19 linked hospital deaths in Doncaster over the past 24 hours, the latest NHS figures show.

By Sophie Wills
Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 2:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 2:42 pm

In total, 172 patients who tested positive for the disease have died in the town and there have been 695 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, Sheffield has recorded 2,484 positive cases and has been hit by 262 deaths, an increase of two within a 24 hour reporting period.

Rotherham has recorded 862 cases of the virus along with 153 deaths- an increase of two over the last day.

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A woman wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, walks in the afternoon sunshine (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Barnsley reported 878 cases and a death toll of 116- an increase of two.

The UK's coronavirus hospital death toll has increased to 29,440 after 142 more deaths were reported in 24 hours - the lowest daily rise on a Tuesday since the lockdown began.

England reported 116 new deaths, Scotland had 18, Wales recorded eight and Northern Ireland had none.

But figures could be much higher, as they do not include deaths that occurred in care homes or within the community.

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