Friday update: 190 new coronavirus cases confirmed in York and North Yorkshire

Social distancing signs at Sainsbury's, Monks Cross. Photograph: YorkMix

A further 75 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 16 October).

That takes the cumulative total to 2,474 – giving an overall infection rate of 1,174.6 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days there have been 590 positive Covid-19 tests in York – which is up by 58 (10.9%).

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 276.3 new cases per 100,000 people (582 cases in the week to 12 October). That’s up from 206.5 in the previous seven days (435 cases in the week to 4 October).

At the University of York, there were 326 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test on Friday, up from 324 the day before.

At York St John University there were 70 people self isolating due to a positive test on Thursday. That’s down from 74 on Monday.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 11 October:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 11 October

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
AreaCases7 day
rolling rate
Fulford, Heslington & University1231,282.669 (127.8%)
York City Centre
46341.413 (39.4%)
Tang Hall36317.37 (24.1%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe32243.013 (68.4%)
Heworth South & The Groves28244.7-2 (-6.7%)
Osbaldwick22261.78 (57.1%)
Heworth North & Stockton21216.08 (61.5%)
Holgate West21224.111 (110.0%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South21249.83 (16.7%)
Strensall21301.217 (425.0%)
Acomb19181.55 (35.7%)
Clifton North
19219.23 (18.8%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park17182.04 (30.8%)
Clifton Without & Skelton16188.1-5 (-23.8%)
Wigginton16262.37 (77.8%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham14219.6-4 (-22.2%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake13200.67 (116.7%)
South Bank & Dringhouses13166.6-8 (-38.1%)
Huntington12174.68 (200.0%)
New Earswick12208.63 (33.3%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood12130.0-2 (-14.3%)
Haxby10174.1-2 (-16.7%)
Holgate East10110.0-14 (-58.3%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe784.40 (0.0%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 12 October there had been 400 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down six 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 12 October, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 15.66% (867 positives out of 5,535 tests). That’s up from 11.57% last week. The national and regional averages are 8% and 11.6 % respectively. The number of Pillar 2 tests being carried out in York is increasing.

The Fulford, Heslington and University MSOA (see table above) is in the top 5% in the Yorkshire and Humber Region for new cases per 100,000 in the seven day period up to 9 October.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 1,646 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 1,276 of the cases have been engaged. Altogether 5,000 ‘contacts’ have been identified and 3,506 of these have been traced.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 2 October, 172 deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (83 in hospital, 77 in care homes, 9 at home and 3 in a hospice). That hasn’t changed from previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 81.66 which is lower than the national average of 89.62.

In North Yorkshire, there were 115 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today, taking the cumulative total to 5,625 – an infection rate of 910.1 cases per 100K.

There are 318 cases in Ryedale (up nine), 819 in Selby (up 17), 1,598 in Harrogate (up 40), 736 in Hambleton (up 17), 1,007 in Scarborough (up 14), 506 in Richmondshire (up eight) and 641 in Craven (up ten).

There has been one more coronavirus-related death reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today – at Scarborough Hospital.

That takes the total to 221: 139 in York Hospital and 82 in Scarborough.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 689,257 (673,622)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 15,650 (18,980)
  • Total number UK deaths: 43,429 (43,293)
  • Daily UK deaths: 136 (138)
  • Daily deaths in Yorkshire and the Humber: 15 (17)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 2,474 (2,399)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 5,625 (5,510)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 3,062