13 more Covid related deaths recorded in Wakefield

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There were 13 more coronavirus deaths recorded over the last two weeks in Wakefield.

A total of 1,224 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus dashboard was updated on January 5 (Thursday) – up from 1,211 on December 21.

They were among 18,112 deaths recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber.

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The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Wakefield.

A total of 177,037 deaths were recorded throughout England by January 5 (Thursday) – up from 175,007 a fortnight ago.

There was no update to the coronavirus dashboard on December 29.