Sheffield’s 240 confirmed coronavirus cases are the fifth most in the UK

Only in Birmingham, Hampshire and the London boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth have more people now tested positive for COVID-19.

There have now been 240 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sheffield and eight people have died (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)There have now been 240 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sheffield and eight people have died (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
There have now been 240 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sheffield and eight people have died (Photo by Jane Barlow – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Copyright: Getty Images

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Across the UK, 11,658 people have now tested positive for COVID-19, following a daily rise of 2,129, and the disease has claimed 578 lives.

Although Birmingham has the most confirmed cases outside London, with 290, it is considerably larger than Sheffield.

In other cities many fewer people have tested positive, with 72 confirmed cases in Liverpool, 67 in Leeds, 55 in Manchester and just four in Hull.

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