Coronavirus kills 17 more patients in South Yorkshire as UK deaths surpass 100,000
Seven more deaths were recorded at Sheffield hospitals in the past 24 hours, according to the most recent data published this afternoon (Tuesday, January 26), bringing the total Covid-19 related fatalities in the city to 748.
In Rotherham there was one additional death, taking the total to 498 and in Barnsley there have been 506 deaths after five more were recorded.
Nationwide a further 875 people who tested positive for the virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 67,921.
Patients were aged between 33 and 101 years old. All except 21 patients, aged 52 to 93 years old, had known underlying health conditions.
The date of the deaths, 98 of which took place in Yorkshire and the North East, range from December 17 to January 25 with the majority being on or after January 16.
Their families have been informed, said NHS England.
It comes as the UK, which currently holds the world’s highest Covid-19 death rate, surpassed 100,000 fatalaties today.
About four in 10 of the deaths registered in the week ending January 15 were attributed to coronavirus- the highest proportion since the pandemic began.
But yesterday the UK also recorded its lowest daily rise in coronavirus cases so far in 2021- 22,195, according to Department for Health and Social Care data.