Another person dies with Covid-19 in Doncaster as cases continue to rise
Another person with covid has sadly died in Doncaster as cases of the disease rise.
The number of coronavirus cases in Doncaster increased by 170 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.
A total of 46,002 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Doncaster when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 5 (Tuesday), up from 45,832 on Monday.
The rate of infection in Doncaster now stands at 14,707 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 11,990.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 33,049 over the period, to 7,967,985.
There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Doncaster.
The dashboard shows 894 people had died in the area by October 5 (Tuesday) – up from 893 on Monday.
It means there have been four deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on six the previous week.
They were among 12,013 deaths recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber.
The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Doncaster.
The national total number of deaths reported today may include a number which were unreported yesterday due to a delay from one data source.
Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.
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