Coronavirus: five more deaths recorded in Doncaster as England's hospital deaths reach 23,000

A further five people who tested positive for coronavirus in the Doncaster area have died, NHS England confirmed.

Sunday, 10th May 2020, 3:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 9:54 am

It comes as 178 new coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in England since Saturday (9 May), bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals in the country to 23,149.

Across the UK, another 205 deaths have been recorded in hospitals in the last 24 hours.

The Government is due to announce its official death toll later today, which will include deaths in care homes and the wider community.

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A further five people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in the Doncaster area. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, no new coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Sheffield. The death toll there remains at 230. In Rotherham, three more hospital deaths have been confirmed, which means 129 people who tested positive for coronavirus there have now died. Two more coronavirus deaths have also been recorded in Barnsley, taking the total number of fatalities there to 103.

Of the 178 new deaths announced today, 33 occurred on May 9, 88 occurred on May 8 and 27 occurred on May 7.

The figures also show 24 of the new deaths took place between May 1 and May 6, four took place in April, while the remaining two deaths occurred in March, with the earliest new death taking place on March 17.NHS England releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed and for data from the tests to be validated.The figures published today by NHS England show April 8 continues to have the highest number for the most hospital deaths occurring on a single day, with a current total of 884.

Boris Johnson will update the country on the Government’s plan for phase two of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic at 7pm tonight (10 May) on BBC One.