Friday update: A quarter of all York coronavirus cases now caused by new variant

The Covid map for York for 20 March 2022

A further 273 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 25 March).

That takes the cumulative case total to 60,309 – giving an overall infection rate of 28,580.8 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 2,071 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 326 (18.7%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 894.3 new cases per 100,000 people (1,887 cases in the week to 21 March). It was 860.1 yesterday.

The English national average is 843.1, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 653.8.

There have been four coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area in the last seven days (up two). The total number of deaths in the city is 459.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 20 March:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 20 March

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
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe117880.738 (48.1%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park1101176.841 (59.4%)
Holgate East1071180.424 (28.9%)
York City Centre103739.335 (51.5%)
Holgate West971038.336 (59.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses921159.09 (10.8%)
Heworth South & The Groves86754.84 (4.9%)
Acomb83793.56 (7.8%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe81977.236 (80.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton81837.519 (30.6%)
Osbaldwick80938.025 (45.5%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake751162.610 (15.4%)
Tang Hall73649.68 (12.3%)
Clifton Without & Skelton72843.10 (0.0%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham711125.024 (51.1%)
Clifton North70803.524 (52.2%)
Wigginton681123.430 (78.9%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood67737.69 (15.5%)
Fulford, Heslington & University67685.220 (42.6%)
Huntington64940.10 (0.0%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South63756.8-1 (-1.6%)
Strensall59849.85 (9.3%)
New Earswick57982.43 (5.6%)
Haxby44769.89 (25.7%)

Weekly data

Variants: Between 16 February and 15 March in York there were

  • Original Omicron strain BA.1: 71.43% of cases
  • Omicron sub-lineage BA.2: 25.99% of cases

Symptomatic Covid: As at 24 March, the Covid Symptom App estimates 5,023 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 2,728 people). It was 4,031 last week.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 97th 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 101st last week.

Rate aged 60+: The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 13 March-19 March for people aged 60+ in York was 779.3 (389 cases). It was 568.9 (284 cases) last week. The national and regional averages were 721.6 and 607.9 respectively.

Case rates by age: Case rates in York are currently highest in the following age ranges: 40-44 (1,329 per 100,000); 35-39 (1,298); 30-34 (1,186) and 45-49 (1,179).

Positive tests: As at 21 March, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 29.8% (it was 32.0% last week). The national and regional averages are 36.5% and 33.9% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only is 4.3% (it was 4.1% last week). The national average is 7.3%.

Cases in care homes: As at 24 March there were 19 care homes in the City of York Council area with confirmed Covid-19 infection (at least 1 case of either a staff member or resident). There were 17 care homes affected last week. The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases) in a residential care setting was reported in two homes – up one.

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 21 March there were 194 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 44 schools, up from 166 children last week.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 11 March, 469 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (284 in hospital, 144 in care homes, 33 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s up three on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 222.3 – which is lower than the national average of 282.8.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 20 March, there were 155 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – down from 156 the previous week. The peak number was 167 on 14 March 2022. There were two confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, no change. The peak number for people in ITU was 19 on 10 May 2020.

Long Covid:  The Post-Acute Covid-19 model currently predicts that in York, in the three month period from 1 March to 31 May 2022, there will be 3,840 new cases of post-acute Covid (aka Long Covid), of which 810 will require services.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 23 March, 158,783 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (89.1% of people aged 16+); 152,334 have had both doses (85.4%); and 127,274 have received the booster vaccine (71.4%).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 23 March, 5,940 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine (70.9%); and 3,324 have had both doses of the vaccine (39.7%).

In North Yorkshire, there were 771 new coronavirus cases reported today – taking the cumulative total to 172,002 – an infection rate of 27,715 cases per 100K.

North Yorkshire Covid-19 data 25 Mar 2022

Council areaNew casesTotal casesCase rateTotal deaths

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

That leaves the total at 850 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There are 261 confirmed and suspected Covid patients in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals) – no change. Four are in the intensive care unit – no change.

Today’s key figures: 25 Mar 2022

People tested positive
Total of people tested positive in the UK:20,691,12320,613,817
Daily UK deaths:172159
Total number UK deaths:164,454164,282
Confirmed cases in York:60,30960,036
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:172,002171,231
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:97,76697,355
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 0
Total: 164,720
Daily: 0
Total: 164,723
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 9
Total: 155,667
Daily: 11
Total: 155,658
People vaccinated in York – boosterDaily: 44
Total: 127,478
Daily: 47
Total: 127,434
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 5,094
Total: 52,759,213
Daily: 0
Total: 52,754,119
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 11,725
Total: 49,352,885
Daily: 4,283
Total: 49,341,160
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 16,799
Total: 38,718,546
Daily: 18,010
Total: 38,701,747