Three more coronavirus deaths in Doncaster as UK death toll rises by 563

Three more people have died in Doncaster from coronavirus, according to newly released figures.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 3:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 3:42 pm

Public Health England said that three more people have died in the region in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to five.

As of 5pm yesterday, there had been 56 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Doncaster.

Nationally, a further 563 patients with coronavirus have died in the UK, taking the total number of deaths in hospitals to 2,352.

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

486 of those were in England and patients were aged between 13 and 99 years old.

The Department of Health said 29,474 people have tested positive for the virus, up 4,324 since Tuesday.

It comes as No 10 confirmed more than 2,000 NHS frontline staff in England have been tested for coronavirus since the outbreak began.

Hundreds have been screened since the weekend in a push to get healthy self-isolating medics back to work.

The latest increase in the number of people who have died relates to the 24 hours up to 17:00 BST on Tuesday.

An NHS statement said: “Patients were aged between 13 and 99 years old. 20 had no known underlying health condition.”

“Their families have been informed.”

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