But that number is not just a statistic – those victims of the disease were real people with real lives and their deaths left loved ones who have had to grieve their loss.
Official figures yesterday said Doncaster had seen 656 deaths with the coronavirus.
We have put together a picture gallery in tribute to some of those we have lost.
If you lost a loved one to Covid in Doncaster and would like them to be added to the gallery, email your picture together with your loved one’s name, district of Doncaster where they lived, and a 25 word biography to [email protected] Mark the subject box as ‘Covid tribute’.
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1. Medhat Atalla
Dr Medhat Atalla, a consultant geriatrician at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, died in April. Dr Tim Noble, Medical Director, and Richard Parker OBE, Chief Executive at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said: "He was a truly gentle gentleman and he will be hugely missed by us all."
2. Jackie Ciandella
Jackie Ciandella, a supporter of Friends of Sandall Park, died with Covid-19 in May, just a few days after her 57th birthday. A spokesman for FoSP said: “Jackie was a much loved lady and her friends and colleagues at House of Fraser are devastated by her death.
3. Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith, a plaster technician at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, died in April after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Mr Smith died at the hospital where he had worked for nearly four decades. He was responsible for applying casts to patients with broken limbs.
Hospital chief executive Richard Parker said: “He will be missed beyond all measure by everyone at the Trust."
4. Neil Bailey
Neil Bailey was a popular member of staff at First South Yorkshire and more than 100 colleagues past and present paid tribute to him by observing a minute’s silence on Friday, April 24, as he was laid to rest in Doncaster, after he died with Covid. He was also a deacon at St Peter-in-Chains Church.