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 4 March 2021.

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 19 February 2021 there has been a total of 16,587 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the borough.

Weekly cases

  • In the week ending 19 February there was a total of 443 confirmed cases - an increase from 442 cases the week before.

  • During November there was an average of 113 confirmed cases per day. In December it was 68 and in January it was 85. Up to 26 February, the average per day has been 65.

  • There have been 413 cases in the week ending 26 February 2021; 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 167.3 per 100,000 people in the population (seven days ending 26 February 2021). 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 26 February 2021.

Number of confirmed cases - graph

Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barnsley - 5 June to 26 February

Number of confirmed cases - data table

Week ending Number of confirmed cases
26 February 2021 413
19 February 2021 443
12 February 2021 442
5 February 2021 485
29 January 2021 561
22 January 2021 652
15 January 2021 579
8 January 2021 642
1 January 2021 713
25 December 2020 467
18 December 2020 447
11 December 2020 367
4 December 2020 361
27 November 2020 486
20 November 2020 700
13 November 2020 1005
6 November 2020 1195
30 October 2020 1266
23 October 2020 1405
16 October 2020 971
9 October 2020 607
2 October 2020 317
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 113
5 June 2020 84

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. It was also higher than expected during October to December 2020.

  • There has been a total of 728 COVID-19 related deaths in Barnsley (up to 19 February 2021).

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 19 February 2021. The graph also shows non-COVID-19 related deaths.

Number of deaths - graph

Number of deaths in Barnsley - 5 June to 19 February

Number of deaths - data table

Week ending Number of COVID-19 related deaths
19 February 2021 13
12 February 2021 32
5 February 2021 11
29 January 2021 30
22 January 2021 15
15 January 2021 28
8 January 2021 35
1 January 2021 26
25 December 2020 25
18 December 2020 27
11 December 2020 25
4 December 2020 36
27 November 2020 55
20 November 2020 34
13 November 2020 32
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.