Healthy 17-year-old dies with coronavirus as death toll also rises again in South Yorkshire

A 17-year-old with no underlying health conditions has died with coronavirus as South Yorkshire’s death toll also rose again.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 9:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 9:52 pm

NHS England figures show 11 deaths were recorded in the 24 hours to 4pm on Monday, including three in Sheffield and five in Doncaster.

Three more deaths were also recorded in Barnsley.

As of 1 March, 893 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in Sheffield hospitals, 740 in Doncaster, 603 in Barnsley and 561 in Rotherham.

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A further 11 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in South Yorkshire.

Nationally, a further 279 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 83,529.

The patients were aged between 17 and 102 years old. All except 11 – aged 17 to 89 years old – had known underlying health conditions.

The latest available data shows the infection rate per 100,000 people was more than 100 in all four local authority areas in South Yorkshire in the seven days to 26 February.

The average area in England had 77.