Confirmed coronavirus cases in Doncaster rise by 40 per cent in a day to 21

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Doncaster has risen to 21, after six new cases were confirmed.
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The town still has the fewest confirmed cases in South Yorkshire, despite the 40 per cent daily rise, behind Sheffield’s 240, Rotherham’s 30 and Barnsley’s 27.

Across the UK, 11,658 people have now tested positive for COVID-19, according to the latest figures from Public Health England, following a daily rise of 2,129.

There have now been 21 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Doncaster (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)There have now been 21 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Doncaster (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
There have now been 21 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Doncaster (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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There have been 578 deaths across the country, after another 113 were announced yesterday.

Birmingham has the most confirmed cases, with 290, followed by Hampshire (267) and the London boroughs of Southwark (253) and Lambeth (248).

These are the scenes in Doncaster town centre after people were told to stay home

Police officers in South Yorkshire now have powers to enforce government orders for people to stay at home and avoid non-essential travel to prevent the virus spreading.