SEVEN more people have died in Rotherham Hospital after testing positive for Covid.
The latest figures from hospital’s managing trust showed the total of Covid-positive patients who have died since the start of the pandemic had reached 663.
The number of inpatients who had tested positive fell fell sharply this week — as the borough’s overall infection rate spiked by almost a tenth.
A hospital spokesman said yesterday that there were currently 29 Covid-positive patients on its wards — down 11 from last week.
The number in critical care had risen from two to eight.
Meanwhile, Rotherham’s seven-day infection rate in the week to October 7 climbed 8.6 per cent to 492.5 cases per 100,000 people — well above the national average of 363.3.
A total of 181,928 people — 75.9 per cent of the population aged 12 or over — in Rotherham are double-jabbed.