Yorkshire confirmed coronavirus cases total passes 6,000

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Yorkshire has now passed 6000 according to latest figures.

Friday, 17th April 2020, 5:35 pm
Updated Friday, 17th April 2020, 5:36 pm

A total of 6,254 cases have now been confirmed in Yorkshire - an increase of 315 from Thursday's figures.

Across the UK, 5,599 new cases were confirmed.

The total number of lab-confirmed UK cases is now 108,692.

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The confirmed cases for each are in Yorkshire are as follows:

Barnsley - 433

Bradford - 476

Calderdale - 177

Doncaster - 247

East Riding - 300

Hull (Kingston upon Hull) - 201

Kirklees - 396

Leeds -784

North East Lincolnshire - 89

North Lincolnshire - 154

North Yorkshire - 564

Rotherham - 429

Sheffield - 1474

Wakefield - 371

York - 160

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