Cases of the Coronavirus infection have reached 5,375 in Yorkshire, as 4,342 more people are diagnosed across the country with COVID-19.
As of 9am, April 13, Public Health have confirmed 88,621 people in the UK now have the virus, with 11,329 people confirmed to have died in relation to the illness in total. It’s believed many more are currently suffering with the virus, however, only those in high risk groups are currently receiving tests to confirm.
Sheffield has been the hardest hit across the region with 1,237 cases across the city, followed by Leeds with 677 cases. See the full list of affected areas in Yorkshire below:
Sheffield: 1,237 cases
Leeds: 677 cases
North Yorkshire: 456 cases
Bradford: 408 cases
Rotherham: 351 cases
Barnsley: 335 cases
Kirklees: 327 cases
Wakefield: 319 cases
Middlesbrough: 274 cases
East Riding of Yorkshire: 220 cases
Doncaster: 202 cases
Redcar and Cleveland: 157 cases
Calderdale: 150 cases
Hull: 135 cases
York: 127 cases
As UK cases grow, businesses have been forced to take further measures to protect staff and the public, with most large supermarkets recently installing perspex screens to create a barrier between staff and customers, as well as distancing rules being enforced in shops that customers must abide by. The government has also enforced “lockdown” rules, which require the public to stay at home, other than shopping for essentials and taking up one exercise per day. Gatherings of more than two people have been officially banned, and the police have been given powers to arrest anyone not following the new guidelines.
Information correct as of 9am, 13th April. Cases include people who have recovered.