Leeds records most new cases in Yorkshire as county total nears 37,000

A further 161 people in Yorkshire have tested positive for coronavirus over the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 36,113.

The sharpest increase was recorded in Leeds with 46 new cases followed by Bradford with 33.

An increase in cases does not necessarily mean the virus is spreading more, it could be down to the number of tests being carried out.

Nearly 2,600 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in our region’s hospitals.

Overall, 344,164 cases have so far been confirmed in the UK and 57,300 deaths have been registered where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Yorkshire over the past 24 hours:

  • Leeds – was 4,703 now 4,749 (+46)

  • Wakefield – was 2,138 now 2,148 (+10)

  • North Yorkshire – was 2,780 now 2,794 (+14)

  • Sheffield – was 4,761 now 4,777 (+16)

  • Barnsley – was 2,157 now 2,168 (+11)

  • Bradford – was 6,470 now 6,503 (+33)

  • Calderdale – was 1,224 now 1,229 (+5)

  • Rotherham – was 2,203 now 2,208 (+5)

  • Kirklees – was 3,106 now 3,121 (+15)

  • York – was 982 now 983 (+1)

  • Doncaster – was 2,085 now 2,087 (+2)

  • East Yorkshire – was 1,722 now 1,725 (+3)

  • Hull – still 1,621

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