THE number of patients in Barnsley Hospital with coronavirus has more than halved in the last month.

As of December 7 there were 35 patients in the hospital with the virus.

A month earlier, on November 7, there were 82 patients - a 57 per cent decrease.

Thirteen people have been admitted with the virus so far in December, bringing the total number of hospital admissions to 3,817.

There’s also just four patients on ventilation.