Coronavirus in Doncaster: 100 patients discharged, just one new case and death toll remains static

There has been just one new case of coronavirus in Doncaster in the last 24 hours, with more than 100 patients discharged and the death toll remaining static for four days, according to new NHS figures.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 7:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 7:54 am

Yesterday, the number of cases in the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Trust region – which includes Doncaster, Mexborough and Worksop – stood at 266 Covid-19 cases and 55 reported deaths from the virus.

According to the latest NHS figures, there has not been a coronavirus related death in the Doncaster hopsitals area since April 16.

However, there is sometimes a delay in reporting deaths and the figures do not include any deaths in care homes or the community.

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

A spokesman for Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust said yesterday: “As an organisation we are over the moon – or is that the rainbow? - to share the news today that we have discharged a further 10 patients who were being treated for Covid-19.

“This means that, as of 5pm today, we have safely cared for, treated and discharged 100 patients in total, who are now back home and recuperating after a battle with this horrible illness.

“We share our very best wishes with these individuals and their loved ones.”

Across South Yorkshire, there have been 2,833 cases of coronavirus, with a total of 316 deaths.

Among the Doncaster deaths are NHS worker, Doncaster Royal Infirmary plaster technician Kevin Smith, Doncaster clergyman Deacon Neil Bailey and guitarist Paul Piercy, a member of local rock group Stafford Galli.