Friday update: 177 children in York with coronavirus

The Sign of Hope, York Museum Gardens. Photograph: YorkMix

Another 92 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 23 July).

That takes the cumulative case total to 16,726 – giving an overall infection rate of 7,941.4 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 870 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 73 (-7.7%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 462.0 new cases per 100,000 people (973 cases in the week to 19 July). That’s up from 448.2 in the previous seven days (944 cases in the week to 12 July).

The English national average is 540, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 645.1.

There have been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and one in the last seven days (as at 23 July).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 18 July:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 18 July

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
Acomb68649.514 (25.9%)
Tang Hall65573.020 (44.4%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake62956.939 (169.6%)
Heworth South & The Groves60524.312 (25.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park56599.414 (33.3%)
York City Centre55408.2-1 (-1.8%)
Holgate East54594.115 (38.5%)
Holgate West54576.43 (5.9%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe45542.45 (12.5%)
Clifton Without & Skelton45528.96 (15.4%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood45487.6-8 (-15.1%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe42319.0-11 (-20.8%)
Heworth North & Stockton40411.43 (8.1%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South36428.28 (28.6%)
Haxby34591.917 (100.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses34435.8-5 (-12.8%)
Clifton North32369.1-12 (-27.3%)
Strensall32459.00 (0.0%)
Wigginton32524.714 (77.8%)
Fulford, Heslington & University30312.8-5 (-14.3%)
Huntington30436.62 (7.1%)
New Earswick30521.68 (36.4%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham27423.610 (58.8%)
Osbaldwick22261.73 (15.8%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 20 July there had been 55 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 51 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 22 July, the Covid Symptom App estimates 765 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,758 people). It was 671 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 70th 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 104th 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 Green. It was Green last week.

Testing: As at 20 July, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 15.91%. That’s down from 16.01% last week. The national and regional averages are 16.4% and 19.6% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.7% (up from 1.4%). The national average is 2.4%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 16 July, 2,059 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 1,899 (92.2%) were successful and 160 (7.8%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 22 July, there were six care homes in the York area with cases of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident. The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases of either a staff member or resident) in a residential care setting in York was reported in one home on 22 July. 

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 19 July there were 177 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 39 schools, up from 158 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 9 July, 397 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (228 in hospital, 136 in care homes, 25 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is no change since the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.49 which is lower than the national average of 233.62.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 20 July, there were 18 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, up from 15 the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There was one confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, down from two the week before.

Total vaccinations: As at 21 July, 147,024 York residents had had the first dose (84.3% of adults); and 109,639 had had the second vaccine (62.9% of adults).

In North Yorkshire, there were 331 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 41,218 – an infection rate of 6,669 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 2,429 cases in Ryedale (up 13) – case rate 301.6 per 100K
  • 6,963 in Selby (up 56) – 547.3
  • 10,726 in Harrogate (up 73) – 533.5
  • 5,995 in Hambleton (up 69) – 682.4
  • 7,443 in Scarborough (up 66) – 655.6
  • 3,693 in Richmondshire (up 20) – 677.5
  • 3,969 in Craven (up 34) – 696.5.

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

That leaves the total at 601 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death was reported on 21 July.

There were four coronavirus patients admitted to the trust on 18 July, and 30 in the previous seven days (up six).


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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 5,637,975 (5,602,321)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 36,389 (39,906)
  • Total number UK deaths: 129,044 (128,896)
  • Daily UK deaths: 64 (84)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 16,726 (16,634)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 41,218 (40,887)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 24,495 (24,251)
  • People vaccinated in York on 22 July – 1st dose: 39; 146,430 in total
  • People vaccinated in York on 22 July – 2nd dose: 269; 109,709 in total
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 46,476,845 as of 22 July (46,433,845)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 36,762,646 as of 22 July (36,587,904)