Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and deaths in Barnsley

The information below gives a summary of the number of cases and deaths in Barnsley due to coronavirus (COVID-19). We update this web page on a weekly basis.

This information was last updated on 19 November 2020.

Cases in Barnsley

  • The first laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barnsley were in March 2020. View the Barnsley case data on GOV.UK.

  • As of 6 November 2020 there has been a total of 8234 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the borough.

Weekly cases

  • In the week ending 6 November there was a total of 1196 confirmed cases - a decrease from 1267 cases the week before.

  • During September there was an average of 18 confirmed cases per day. In October it was 146. The average number per day in November (up to 13 November) has been 157.

  • There have been 1002 cases in the week ending 13 November; this should be regarded with caution, and the number of cases may go up as new data becomes available next week.

  • The most recent seven-day rate of new COVID-19 infections in Barnsley is 405.9 per 100,000 people in the population (seven days ending 13 November). This rate is calculated using the number of new cases publicly available on the GOV.UK COVID-19 dashboard.

    Please note that the seven-day rate of new infections may change as more cases are reported. Other published rates may vary as they use different data sources and verification processes, or they rely on dates of reporting instead of the date a test was taken.

  • Regardless of the specific published numbers, it's very clear that there's been a growth in Barnsley's numbers. This is due to an increase in the number of infections across the borough (not just in specific outbreaks) and a lag in the test results coming in. This is in line with national and regional trends.

You should continue to follow public health advice:

The graph and table below show the number of confirmed cases in Barnsley from week ending 5 June 2020 to week ending 13 November 2020.

Number of confirmed cases - graph

Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barnsley - 5 June to 13 November

Number of confirmed cases - data table

Week ending Number of confirmed cases
13 November 2020 1002
6 November 2020 1196
30 October 2020 1267
23 October 2020 1405
16 October 2020 970
9 October 2020 606
2 October 2020 316
25 September 2020 137
18 September 2020 66
11 September 2020 72
4 September 2020 67
28 August 2020 17
21 August 2020 25
14 August 58
7 August 2020 33
31 July 2020 27
24 July 2020 29
17 July 2020 25
10 July 2020 29
3 July 2020 61
26 June 2020 106
19 June 2020 137
12 June 2020 114
5 June 2020 85

Deaths in Barnsley

  • The first death from COVID-19 was reported in Barnsley at the end of March 2020. View the Barnsley COVID-19 deaths data on GOV.UK.

  • The number of people dying with COVID-19 peaked in mid-April. It fell during the summer months but has increased again over recent weeks.

  • Between the end of March and the beginning of June the number of deaths in Barnsley was higher than expected.

  • There has been a total of 304 COVID-19 related deaths in Barnsley (up to 6 November 2020).

Public Health England has announced a change in the clinical definition of a COVID-19 death. Only deaths within 28 days of a first positive test will be counted. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) continues to count all deaths where COVID-19 is mentioned on the death certificate. We'll continue to provide ONS data.

The graph and table below show the weekly deaths in Barnsley due to COVID-19 from week ending 5 June 2020 to week ending 6 November 2020. The graph also shows non-COVID-19 related deaths.

Number of deaths - graph

Number of deaths in Barnsley - 5 June to 6 November

Number of deaths - data table

Week ending Number of COVID-19 related deaths
6 November 2020 20
30 October 2020 16
23 October 2020 10
16 October 2020 6
9 October 2020 2
2 October 2020 0
25 September 2020 1
18 September 2020 0
11 September 2020 1
4 September 2020 1
28 August 2020 0
21 August 2020 0
14 August 0
7 August 2020 0
31 July 2020 1
24 July 2020 1
17 July 2020 0
10 July 2020 4
3 July 2020 5
26 June 2020 4
19 June 2020 5
12 June 2020 6
5 June 2020 17

You can view the COVID-19 deaths data on GOV.UK, and the deaths from all causes data on the Office for National Statistics website.

More information

You can find more statistical information on the websites below.

  • COVID-19 dashboard
    Daily and cumulative data (dating back to March 2020) on the number of tests (nations only), cases (nations, regions, local authorities and middle super output areas)​, healthcare (nations and NHS regions)​ and deaths from COVID-19 (nations, regions and local authorities)​.
  • National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports
    National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring COVID-19 activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

  • NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics
    Numbers of people tested, people testing positive, time taken for results to become available, numbers of people transferred to the contact tracing service, the time taken for them to be reached, close contacts identified for complex and non-complex cases and the time taken for them to be reached (data for UK and England).

  • Office for National Statistics: deaths involving COVID-19 by local area and socioeconomic deprivation
    Provisional counts of the number of deaths and age-standardised mortality rates involving COVID-19 (where there is any mention of COVID-19 on the death certificate). Data for UK nations, regions, local authorities and middle super output areas (MSOA). An MSOA is a small geographical area, with a population of between 5000 and 15,000.