Number of coronavirus deaths in Doncaster nears 750 as new NHS figures released
The number of coronavirus deaths in Doncaster is nearing 750, newly released NHS figures have revealed.
Latest statistics from NHS England show there were two further fatalities reported in the latest 24 hour reporting period, bringing the number of Covid-19 deaths in the town since the start of the pandemic to 745.
The figures relate to deaths within the Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust area – which includes Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Montagu Hospital at Mexborough and Worksop’s Bassetlaw Hospital.
More than 2,000 people have been successfully treated for coronavirus and allowed home after being discharged from the three hospitals.
Meanwhile, Doncaster’s director of Public Health has urged people not to take ‘unnecessary risks’ in a bid to ensure the town is not left behind as lockdown restrictions are eased.
Dr Rupert Suckling has said that while coronavirus infection rates are still high, people need to do more locally so Doncaster does not face tighter restrictions when lockdown is eased across the country.