Another life lost to coronavirus in Yorkshire as latest figures released

There has been one more coronavirus death recorded by a hospital trust in Yorkshire over the last day.

This means that the current covid death toll in Yorkshire has increased to 2,593, after no deaths were recorded yesterday.

The death was recorded by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which operates Pontefract Hospital, Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and Dewsbury and District Hospital and community health services in Wakefield, all in West Yorkshire.

It takes the trust’s total number of deaths up by one to 337.

Across England, a further six people who had tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in English hospitals to 29,547.

The patients were between 52 and 91 years old and all bar one aged 85 had known underlying health conditions. Dates of the deaths range from June 23 to August 28 2020, with the majority on or after August 27. The families have been informed.

It comes as the Government announced that parts of West Yorkshire will be removed from the coronavirus lockdown next week.

From Wednesday 2 September, parts of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale will have the additional measures lifted for the first time since the end of July.

However, Bradford city, Keighley town, Halifax, Dewsbury and Batley are to remain under the current restrictions.

From next week, people who are living the areas where the measures have been lifted will be able to mix with family and friends outside their household.

Total coronavirus hospital deaths in Yorkshire

  • York – 214
  • Harrogate – 82
  • Sheffield – 294
  • Leeds – 340
  • Rotherham – 210
  • Barnsley – 148
  • Mid Yorkshire – 337
  • Bradford – 241
  • Hull – 208
  • Airedale – 109
  • Doncaster – 233
  • Calderdale and Huddersfield – 162
  • Beverley – 15

YorkshireLive – Halifax