Doncaster coronavirus death toll rises by eight to 63 after four days without a fatality

The coronavirus death toll in Doncaster has risen sharply – with eight new deaths recorded after four days without a fatality.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 2:09 pm

The number of deaths now stands at 63 – up from yesterday’s total of 55 which had remained static since April 16.

Earlier, the NHS announced there had been just one new case of coronavirus in Doncaster in the last 24 hours, with more than 100 patients discharged.

Yesterday, the number of cases in the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Trust region – which includes Doncaster, Mexborough and Worksop – stood at 266, giving a glimmer of hope that COVID-19 cases might have peaked in town.

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

However, there is sometimes a delay in reporting deaths and the figures do not include any deaths in care homes or the community. The lates figures suggest a delay in updating the numbers over the last few days.

A spokesman for Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust said yesterday: “As an organisation we are over the moon to share the news that we have discharged a further 10 patients who were being treated for Covid-19.

“We have safely cared for, treated and discharged 100 patients in total, who are now back home and recuperating after a battle with this horrible illness.”

Across South Yorkshire there have been 1,631 cases, with 154 deaths.

There have been 64 deaths in Rotherham from 478 cases whiile in Barnsley, 53 people have died from 458 cases.

Nationally, a further 778 people have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 15,607.