Friday update: 46 new coronavirus cases confirmed in York

Social distancing signs near Shambles. Photograph: YorkMix

There were 46 new coronavirus cases confirmed in York today (Thursday, 8 October).

That takes the cumulative total to 1,884 – giving an overall infection rate of 894.5 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 219.4 new cases per 100,000 people (462 cases in the week to 6 October). That’s up from 96.4 in the previous seven days (203 cases in the week to 29 September).

At the University of York, there were 147 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test on Friday – up from 144 the day before.

At York St John University there were 82 people self isolating due to a positive test on Thursday – up from 74 the day before.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 5 October:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 29 September-5 October

Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases by Middle Super Output Area. Source
Fulford, Heslington & University61
York City Centre
Tang Hall32
Heworth South & The Groves27
South Bank & Dringhouses22
Clifton Without & Skelton21
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe20
Rawcliffe & Clifton South20
Holgate East19
Heworth North & Stockton17
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood15
Clifton North
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham14
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park11
Holgate West8
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe7
New Earswick7
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake6

Weekly data

Triage: As at 5 October there had been 406 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days.

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 Amber. It was Green last week.

Testing: As at 5 October, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 11.57% (447 positives out of 3,864 tests). That’s up from 5.21% last week. The national and regional averages are 7.1% and 10.7% 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 2.10.20.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 1,003 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 703 of the cases have been engaged. Altogether 2,609 ‘contacts’ have been identified and 1,699 of these have been traced.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 25 September, 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). The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 81.66 which is lower than the national average of 89.10.

In North Yorkshire, there were 92 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today, taking the cumulative total to 4,753 – an infection rate of 769 cases per 100K.

There are 260 cases in Ryedale (up eight), 666 in Selby (up 12), 1,337 in Harrogate (up 35), 606 in Hambleton (up 12), 883 in Scarborough (up 14), 445 in Richmondshire (up four) and 556 in Craven up seven).

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

That leaves the total to 216: 136 in York Hospital and 80 in Scarborough.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 575,679 (561,815)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 13,864 (17,540)
  • Total number UK deaths: 42,679 (42,592)
  • Daily UK deaths: 87 (77)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 1,884 (1,838)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 4,753 (4,661)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 2,576 (2,538)