Death toll from Covid in Yorkshire passes 6,000

A total of 29 new Covid deaths have been recorded in Yorkshire hospitals according to the latest daily update - as the death toll in the region from the virus passes 6,000.

Deaths were recorded where a patient either tested positive for Covid-19 or where no positive test result was received for Covid-19, but Covid-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.

NHS England releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death at hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

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Across Yorkshire, a further 29 deaths were recorded in the daily update on January 2.

A total of 29 new Covid deaths have been recorded in Yorkshire hospitals according to the latest daily update - as the death toll in the region from the virus passes 6,000.

The death toll in Yorkshire now stands at 6,003.

The deaths were recorded by the following trusts:

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust: 1

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 4

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 3

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust: 1

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 3

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 4

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 1

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust: 4

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 6

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 2