Doncaster coronavirus death toll passes 150 as new NHS figures are released

Doncaster’s coronavirus death toll has now passed 150 following the release of new NHS figures.

By Darren Burke
Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 4:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 4:17 pm

Five new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Doncaster in the last 24 hours, according to newly released NHS England figures.

It means the death toll for the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust now stands at 153 with 695 cases.

The total number of confirmed reported deaths in the UK now stands at nearly 36,000 – but it is thought the true figure may be closer to 44,000.

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

The figure also does not include deaths in care homes, of which there have been 11 reported cases in Doncaster, making the town’s latest death toll 164, although the figure is thought to be far higher in the town.

The numbers 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.

Upwards of 200 patients have been allowed home after treatment.

Locally, in Sheffield there have been 2,484 cases and 249 deaths, an increase of one on yesterday.

Rotherham has seen 862 cases and 146 deaths, an increase of 4 while in Barnsley there have been 878 cases and 113 deaths, an increase of zero.

A further 166 people have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,079.