THE number of people dying within 28 days of a positive Covid test is decreasing - but August’s figures are still ten times higher than they were in June.

It has been confirmed that 23 people in Barnsley died within a month of testing positively last month - a drop of two deaths from July where 25 residents lost their lives.

However these figures remain high when compared to June when just two residents died.

A total of 853 people have died within 28 days of a positive result in Barnsley since the start of the pandemic.