Friday update: 18 new coronavirus cases in York – as positive tests rise

Covid-19 visualisation. Photograph: Fusion Medical Animation / Unsplash

There were 18 coronavirus cases confirmed in York today (Friday, 2 October).

That takes the cumulative total to 1,352 – giving an overall infection rate of 641.9 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 66.0 new cases per 100,000 people (139 cases in the week to 29 September). That’s up from 50.3 in the previous seven days (106 cases in the week to 22 September).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 28 September:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 22-28 September

Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases by Middle Super Output Area. Source
Clifton Without & Skelton10
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham10
Heworth South & The Groves9
New Earswick9
Fulford, Heslington & University8
Heworth North & Stockton8
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe7
Clifton North
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood7
York City Centre
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake6
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe5
Holgate East5
Holgate West5
Rawcliffe & Clifton South4
Tang Hall4
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park3
Acomb0 - 2
Huntington0 - 2
South Bank & Dringhouses0 - 2

Weekly data

Triage: As at 28 September there had been 433 total covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. The numbers have started to fall in the last few days after a very steep rise over the previous two to three weeks with a peak of 653 triages in the 7 day period to 20 September.

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 now Green. It was Amber last week.

Testing: As at 28 September, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 5.21% (161 positives out of 3,092 tests). That’s up from 3.19% last week. The national and regional averages are 4.4 % and 6.0% respectively. The number of Pillar 2 tests being carried out in York is increasing.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 475 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 377 of the cases have been engaged. Altogether 1,295 ‘contacts’ have been identified and 842 of these have been traced.

In North Yorkshire, 49 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed today, taking the cumulative total to 3,871 – an infection rate of 626.3 cases per 100K.

There are 187 cases in Ryedale (no change), 550 in Selby (up five), 1,071 in Harrogate (up 15), 479 in Hambleton (up ten), 764 in Scarborough (up five), 376 in Richmondshire (up five) and 435 in Craven (up five).

There were no more coronavirus related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust reported today – the total remains at 214. The last death recorded within the trust was on 18 June.

The total includes 134 in York Hospital and 80 in Scarborough.

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

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 467,146 (460,178)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 6,968 (6,914)
  • Total number UK deaths: 42,268 (42,202)
  • Daily UK deaths: 66 (59)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 1,352 (1,334)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 3,871 (3,822)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 2,133 (2,102)