Doncaster coronavirus death toll rises above 40 as 651 more die in England

The coronavirus death toll in Doncaster has risen above 40 – with the national figure now standing at nearly 13,000 deaths.

By Darren Burke
Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 3:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 6:02 pm

The number of deaths from Covid-19 in Doncaster now stands at 41 – an increase of four on yesterday.

Newly released NHS figures have revealed that the toll continues to rise in the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust area.

That includes deaths in Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Mexborough’s Montagu Hopsital and Bassetlaw Hospital recorded and reported in the last 24 hour reporting period.

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

However, the figure does not include deaths in the community or care homes.

Across the country, the figure is thought to be far higher and according to statistics, more than one in five deaths in England and Wales is linked to coronavirus, figures show.

Nationally, the UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 761 to 12,868 with a healthy 20-year-old among the dead.

The figure also doesn’t include the number of deaths in care homes.

Positive cases also rose to 98,476 from 93,873 yesterday as Britain continues its fourth week of lockdown.

Among the latest deaths is a Border Force guard working at Heathrow Airport, who died from the disease last week after falling ill at work.

At least 40 NHS workers have also been killed by the virus.

Earlier this week, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust announced that a further 14 patients with Covid-19 have now been released following treatment.

Among the locally reported deaths are DRI plaster technician Kevin Smith, Deacon Neil Bailey and Doncaster musician Paul Piercy.