Confirmed coronavirus cases in Yorkshire reach 7,000 as new figures released

This article relates to Department of Health figures from Monday, April 20.

Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 6:29 pm

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A total of 7,031 people in Yorkshire have now tested positive for coronavirus.

More than 7,000 people in Yorkshire have now tested positive for coronavirus (Photo: Isabel Infantes AFP/Getty Images)

The latest update from the Department of Health, accurate as of 2pm on Sunday, shows a rise of 150 cases in Yorkshire since the same time on Saturday.

Sheffield is the worst-hit local authority area, with 1,631 confirmed cases, followed by Leeds with 930 cases.

In the UK, the total number of lab-confirmed cases is 124,743.

The death toll in UK hospitals now stands at 16,509, with 1,130 deaths confirmed in Yorkshire hospitals.

The full list of confirmed cases by local authority area are as follows:

Barnsley - 458

Bradford - 571

Calderdale - 190

Doncaster - 266

East Riding - 337

Hull (Kingston upon Hull) - 258

Kirklees - 433

Leeds - 930

North East Lincolnshire - 92

North Lincolnshire - 171

North Yorkshire - 629

Rotherham - 478

Sheffield - 1,631

Wakefield - 404

York - 183

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