This means that the current covid death toll in Yorkshire has remained at 2,592, following one death that was announced yesterday. The death was recorded by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which brought Bradford’s hospital death toll to 241.
Across England, a further 10 people who had tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in English hospitals to 29,541.
The patients were between 63 and 95 years old and all had known underlying health conditions. Dates of the deaths range from 2 to 26 August 2020, with the majority on or after 25 August.
This comes as an announcement on the current lockdown measures in West Yorkshire is expected this afternoon.
Health secretary Matt Hancock is set to confirm whether or not the restrictions currently placed on Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees will continue or be relaxed.
Bradford has spent the last few weeks as Yorkshire’s coronavirus hotspot, but has seen its infection rate gradually begin to fall.
In the seven days up to August 23, Bradford’s infection rate went from 57.2 to 42.1.
However, the city still has the single worst postcode for covid infections in Yorkshire, according to data from Public Health England.
Barkerend East recorded more than 20 positive cases of coronavirus in the seven days up to August 23, making it Yorkshire’s new Covid hotspot.
This was followed closely by Heaton Highgate, which has recorded 15 cases in that time.
Total coronavirus hospital deaths in Yorkshire
- York – 214
- Harrogate – 82
- Sheffield – 294
- Leeds – 340
- Rotherham – 210
- Barnsley – 148
- Mid Yorkshire – 336
- Bradford – 241
- Hull – 208
- Airedale – 109
- Doncaster – 233
- Calderdale and Huddersfield – 162
- Beverley – 15