A total of 1,200 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus dashboard was updated on July 20 (Wednesday) – up from 1,195 a week previously. They were among 16,298 deaths recorded across the whole of Yorkshire and The Humber. The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Doncaster. For more information visit https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Dominic Brown, editor.