Doncaster coronavirus death toll remains static as UK records lowest daily rise since March

Doncaster’s coronavirus death toll has remained static as the UK recorded its lowest daily rise in fatalities since March.

By Darren Burke
Monday, 13th July 2020, 2:51 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 2:52 pm

The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased by 12 – the lowest single day rise since March 13.

England reported 11 new deaths and Northern Ireland reported its first death since July 3.

Scotland had no new Covid-19 deaths for the fifth consecutive day, while Wales had none for the fourth straight day.

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary

In Doncaster, there have been 229 coronavirus victims. The figure is the same as yesterday.

The UK total stands at 44,819.

Locally, no further deaths have been recorded across South Yorkshire in the last 24 hour reporting period.

Sheffield has seen 288 deaths, Rotherham 196 deaths and Barnsley 148, all the same numbers as yesterday.

The newly released NHS England figures show the number of deaths across South Yorkshire falling dramatically over the last few weeks.

The latest figures come as nail salons were the latest businesses to re-open following a further easing of lockdown restrictions.

It comes amid growing calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to make clear the Government’s position on wearing face coverings in shops.

Over the last few days, there have been mixed messages from ministers about wearing masks and Labour has asked the Government for clear guidance.

Currently, masks are only mandatory on public transport in England, with wearing face masks and coverings inside retail premises only advised under guidelines.