Friday update: 100 children with coronavirus in York as city rating goes from Green to Red

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Another 115 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 20 August).

That takes the cumulative case total to 19,252 – giving an overall infection rate of 9,123.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 713 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 57 (8.7%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 318.0 new cases per 100,000 people (671 cases in the week to 16 August). That’s down from 345.0 in the previous seven days (728 cases in the week to 9 August).

The English national average is 310.4, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 369.9.

There was one coronavirus death in the City of York Council area reported today, and one in the last seven days (as at 20 August).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 15 August:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 15 August

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
York City Centre53393.3-17 (-24.6%)
Strensall39559.514 (56.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves38332.1-2 (-5.0%)
Acomb37353.40 (0.0%)
Huntington36523.99 (33.3%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe33250.6-13 (-28.3%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South33392.52 (6.5%)
Heworth North & Stockton32329.16 (23.1%)
Holgate West32341.6-7 (-17.9%)
Fulford, Heslington & University31323.3-3 (-8.8%)
Holgate East30330.1-1 (-3.2%)
South Bank & Dringhouses30384.614 (87.5%)
Tang Hall29255.6-7 (-19.4%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood29314.25 (20.8%)
Osbaldwick28333.1-3 (-9.7%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park27289.03 (12.5%)
Clifton Without & Skelton23270.3-17 (-42.5%)
Clifton North21242.2-1 (-4.5%)
Wigginton21344.3-6 (-22.2%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake19293.3-4 (-17.4%)
Haxby19330.8-7 (-26.9%)
New Earswick17295.50 (0.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe12144.6-11 (-47.8%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham12188.3-13 (-52.0%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 17 August there had been 54 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 57 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 19 August, the Covid Symptom App estimates 1,415 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,453 people). It was 960 last week. The peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 92nd out of 149 Upper Tier Local Authorities (UTLAs) in England on case rates, with a rank of 1 indicating the lowest seven day rate. It was 113th last week.

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 Green last week.

Testing: As at 17 August, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 13.35%. That’s down from 14.36% last week. The national and regional averages are 13.7% and 16% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.4% (no change). The national average is 1.3%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 13 August, 3,445 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 3,113 (90.4%) were successful and 332 (9.6%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 13 August there were nine care homes in the CYC area with confirmed Covid-19 infection (at least 1 case of either a staff member or resident) – up from six last week.

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 16 August there were 100 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, up from 68 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 6 August, 399 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (230 in hospital, 136 in care homes, 25 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up one change since the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 189.09 which is lower than the national average of 235.03.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 17 August, there were 24 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, the same as the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There was three confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, the same as the week before.

Total vaccinations: As at 18 August, 150,337 York residents had had the first dose (84.3% of people aged 16+); and 125,500 had had the second vaccine (70.4% of people aged 16+).

In North Yorkshire, there were 262 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 47,969 – an infection rate of 7,729.3 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 2,998 cases in Ryedale (up 38) – 336.2 case rate per 100K
  • 8,042 in Selby (up 50) – 285.7
  • 12,579 in Harrogate (up 75) – 300.8
  • 6,855 in Hambleton (up 21) – 207.8
  • 8,665 in Scarborough (up 39) – 269.5
  • 4,268 in Richmondshire (up 17) – 277.3
  • 4,562 in Craven (up 22) – 242.4.

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

That takes the total to 618 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were four coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 15 August, and 25 in the previous seven days (up 7).

Today’s key figures

Total of people tested positive in the UK:6,429,1476,392,160
Daily total of people tested positive:37,31436,572
Daily UK deaths:114113
Total number UK deaths:131,487131,373
Confirmed cases in York:19,25219,137
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:47,96947,707
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:29,36829,161
People vaccinated in York – 1st dose15148,108 in total
People vaccinated in York – 2nd dose361125,443 in total
People vaccinated UK – 1st dose47,516,50547,460,526
People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose41,332,12841,157,069