Friday update: 14 more coronavirus cases in York

A social distancing sign in the Coppergate Centre. Photograph: YorkMix

Another 14 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 27 November).

That takes the cumulative total to 5,590 – giving an overall infection rate of 2,654.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days there have been 209 positive Covid-19 tests in York – a decrease of 764 (78.5%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 116.8 new cases per 100,000 people (267 cases in the week to 23 November). That’s down from 166.2 in the previous seven days (350 cases in the week to 16 November).

At the University of York, there were 48 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test today. Since the previous update on Thursday it has been notified of 11 new cases, included in that figure.

York St John University hasn’t updated its figures since last Sunday.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 22 November:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 22 November

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
Fulford, Heslington & University22229.4-15 (-40.5%)
Clifton Without & Skelton21246.81 (5.0%)
York City Centre
18133.65 (38.5%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe17129.1-13 (-43.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves17148.511 (183.3%)
Holgate West17181.40 (0.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood16173.41 (6.7%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park16171.34 (33.3%)
Holgate East15165.0-1 (-6.2%)
Acomb14133.7-7 (-33.3%)
Clifton North12138.4-9 (-42.9%)
Heworth North & Stockton11113.10 (0.0%)
Strensall9129.1-2 (-18.2%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake8123.55 (166.7%)
Haxby7121.9-1 (-12.5%)
Huntington7101.9-9 (-56.2%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South783.3-1 (-12.5%)
South Bank & Dringhouses789.7-2 (-22.2%)
Tang Hall761.7-12 (-63.2%)
Osbaldwick671.4-7 (-53.8%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham694.1-17 (-73.9%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe336.2-7 (-70.0%)
Wigginton0 *Data
New Earswick0 *Data

Weekly data

Triage: As at 24 November there had been 161 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s up by two 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 Green. It was Green last week.

Testing: As at 24 November, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 6.64%. That’s down from 10.22% last week. The national and regional averages are 8.2% and 10.5% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 4,413 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 3,889 of the cases have been completed (88.1%). Altogether 12,664 contacts have been identified and 7,517 of these have been traced (59.4%).

Cases in care homes: As at 25 November, there were four 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 25 November.

Cases in care schools: In the seven days to 22 November, there were 20 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, across eight schools. That’s down from 22 in the previous seven days.

Covid bed occupancy at York Hospital: As at 25 November, there were 52 confirmed Covid-19 patients in general and acute beds (down from 58 the week before). Seven Covid patients were in the Intensive Treatment Unit (down from eight). No patients had been admitted with coronavirus in the previous 24 hours.

Recovery from Covid-19: Between 13 April and 22 November, 236 York residents had recovered and been successfully discharged from York Hospital after needing NHS care for symptoms linked to Covid-19 infection. Eighteen people were discharged in the most recent week.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 13 November, 185 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (91 in hospital, 80 in care homes, 10 at home and four in a hospice). That is three more – all in hospital – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 87.84, which is lower than the national average of 102.48.

In North Yorkshire, there were 62 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 13,018 – an infection rate of 2,106.3 cases per 100K.

There are 707 cases in Ryedale (up four), 2,064 in Selby (up 12), 3,514 in Harrogate (up 14), 1,685 in Hambleton (up ten), 2,819 in Scarborough (up 11), 963 in Richmondshire (up three) and 1,266 in Craven (up 16).


There were no more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That leaves the total at 288.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 1,589,301 (1,574,562)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 16,022 (17,555)
  • Total number UK deaths: 57,551 (57,031)
  • Daily UK deaths: 521 (498)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 5,590 (5,576)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 13,018 (12,956)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 9,495 (9,495)