Christmas Eve update: More than 100 new coronavirus cases in York

Covid-19 vials await processing at a lab in Richmond, USA. Photograph: AP Photo/Steve Helber

There were 103 more coronavirus cases confirmed in York today (Thursday, 24 December).

It takes the cumulative total to 6,448 – giving an overall infection rate of 3,061.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days there have been 443 positive Covid-19 tests in York – an increase of 269 (154.6%) week on week.

The latest validated data shows a coronavirus rate in York of 115.4 in the seven days to 18 December.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 19 December:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 19 December

Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases by Middle Super Output Area. Seven day rates are expressed per 100,000 population. On a phone scroll horizontally to see all the data. Source *Suppressed rates: MSOA level rates are suppressed where there have been fewer than 3 cases in a seven-day period. This is to protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure.
AreaCases7 day
rolling rate
Heworth South & The Groves23201.015 (187.5%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham20313.812 (150.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood20216.712 (150.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park17182.09 (112.5%)
Holgate West15160.19 (150.0%)
York City Centre
15111.36 (66.7%)
Acomb13124.29 (225.0%)
Clifton Without & Skelton13152.89 (225.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton13133.78 (160.0%)
Strensall13186.57 (116.7%)
New Earswick11191.28 (266.7%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe10120.53 (42.9%)
Haxby9156.71 (12.5%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South9107.17 (350.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses9115.41 (12.5%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake8123.52 (33.3%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe860.82 (33.3%)
Osbaldwick895.26 (300.0%)
Wigginton8131.26 (300.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University662.61 (20.0%)
Holgate East666.02 (50.0%)
Huntington687.31 (20.0%)
Clifton North446.11 (33.3%)
Tang Hall435.3-3 (-42.9%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 21 December there had been 133 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s up by 12 from the week before.

Exceedance: The PHE ‘Exceedance’ rating compares the number of new cases over a 14 day period with the previous six weeks and provides a red-amber-green rating to indicate if the trend is worsening. The rating for York is Red. It was Amber last week.

Testing: As at 21 December, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 3.95%. That’s up from 2.87% last week. The national and regional averages are 9.4% and 5.6% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 5,208 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 4,558 of the cases have been completed (87.5%). Altogether 14,240 contacts have been identified and 8,932 of these have been traced (62.7%).

Cases in care homes: As at 23 December, there were seven care homes in the York area with at least one case of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident. The latest outbreak – ie two or more cases – was reported in one home on 23 December.

Cases in schools: In the seven days to 20 December, there were 23 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, across 16 schools.

Covid bed occupancy at York Hospital: As at 22 December, there were 39 confirmed Covid-19 patients in general and acute beds (down from 41 the week before). Five Covid patients and one suspected Covid patient were in the Intensive Treatment Unit (three last week). No patients had been admitted with coronavirus in the previous 24 hours.

Recovery from Covid-19: Between 13 April and 20 December, 276 York residents had recovered and been successfully discharged from York Hospital after needing NHS care for symptoms linked to Covid-19 infection. Twelve people were discharged in the most recent week.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 11 December, 208 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (99 in hospital, 91 in care homes, 12 at home and six in a hospice). That is three more – two in hospital and one in a hospice – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 98.76, which is lower than the national average of 121.04.

In North Yorkshire, there were 193 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 15,909 – an infection rate of 2,574 cases per 100K.

There are 894 cases in Ryedale (up six), 2,525 in Selby (up 33), 4,090 in Harrogate (up 34), 2,012 in Hambleton (up 48), 3,638 in Scarborough (up 41), 1,192 in Richmondshire (up 17) and 1,558 in Craven (up 14).

There were two more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That takes the total to 358 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

Here are the updated figures (yesterday’s numbers in brackets):

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 2,188,587 (2,149,551)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 39,036 (39,237)
  • Total number UK deaths: 69,625 (69,051)
  • Daily UK deaths: 574 (744)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 6,448 (6,345)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 15,909 (15,716)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 11,523 (11,272)