Coronavirus in South Yorkshire mapped: How many confirmed cases and deaths in Doncaster

There have now been 29 Covid-19 related deaths in Doncaster, with over 8,950 patients in the UK now confirmed to have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak began.

By Alana Roberts
Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 1:48 pm

Latest NHS figures show that as of 5pm yesterday there have been a total of 29 fatalities from the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust – which includes Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Mexborough’s Montagu Hospital and Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop.

This figure is up by one on the previous 24 hour reporting period.

Across South Yorkshire as a whole, there have been 1,824 confirmed cases of Covid-19 – 1,095 in Sheffield, 279 in Rotherham, 267 in Barnsley, and 183 in Doncaster.

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But, those figures could be far higher as they do not include those who have died in care homes or the community.

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The UK recorded 980 hospital deaths on Thursday, exceeding the worst daily figures seen in Italy and Spain, and bringing the total to 8,958.

But England’s deputy chief medical officer, Jonathan Van-Tam, warned it was ‘impossible to say we have peaked’, adding that the measures the country was taking with social distancing needed to continue.

The Government has launched an advertising campaign urging families not to stay indoors this Easter weekend despite the warm weather.

Speaking at the daily Number 10 press conference on Thursday, the Secretary of State Dominic Raab – who is standing in for the Prime Minister while he is in hospital with coronavirus – said everyone should cancel any plans or Covid-19 would get “a second chance to kill more people and to hurt our country”.

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