Doncaster coronavirus death toll leaps as new figures released by NHS

The coronavirus death toll in Doncaster has leapt to 134 after a number of new deaths were reported in newly released NHS figures.

Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 3:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 3:19 pm

Eight further fatalities have been recorded and reported in the last 24 hours, up from yesterday’s total of 126.

The statistics, released by NHS England at 2pm today, say the deaths all relate to patients being treated by the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

In addition, eleven deaths have been reported in Doncaster care homes while one further death has also been recorded in the Rotherham and Doncaster Health Trust area, meaning that at least 146 people have died across Doncaster.

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

The newest figures relate to deaths recorded and reported in the last 24 hours in the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which includes Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Montagu Hospital in Mexborough and Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop.

More than 200 patients have been allowed home after treatment.

Nationally, the UK coronavirus death toll reached 33,186 after 494 more patients died in hospital.

Locally, there have been 2,404 cases in Sheffield with 236 deaths, an increase of two.

Rotherham has seen 825 cases and 132 deaths, and increase of one while Barnsley has reported 787 cases and 107 deaths, an increase of two.

Today marks the first official day of easing of lockdown restrictions with many people returning to work.

Golf courses, tennis courts and garden centres across the country have also reopened.