Friday update: Another 158 coronavirus cases confirmed in York

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Another 158 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Saturday, 11 December).

That takes the cumulative case total to 30,196 – giving an overall infection rate of 14,310.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 919 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 184 (25%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 405.2 new cases per 100,000 people (855 cases in the week to 6 December).

The English national average is 503.8, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 371.7.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and three in the last seven days (as at 10 December).

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

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 5 December

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
Tang Hall65578.434 (109.7%)
Heworth North & Stockton59610.08 (15.7%)
Holgate East58639.829 (100.0%)
Acomb43411.1-3 (-6.5%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe43518.84 (10.3%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood43473.414 (48.3%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham41649.719 (86.4%)
Huntington40587.514 (53.8%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South40480.517 (73.9%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park39417.210 (34.5%)
New Earswick37637.728 (311.1%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe35263.5-7 (-16.7%)
Osbaldwick35410.410 (40.0%)
Clifton Without & Skelton34398.14 (13.3%)
Holgate West33353.2-7 (-17.5%)
Strensall29417.74 (16.0%)
York City Centre29208.22 (7.4%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake26403.0-12 (-31.6%)
Wigginton26429.5-6 (-18.8%)
Clifton North24275.5-5 (-17.2%)
Heworth South & The Groves24210.60 (0.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses24302.3-9 (-27.3%)
Fulford, Heslington & University21214.80 (0.0%)
Haxby7122.5-1 (-12.5%)

Weekly data

Symptomatic Covid: As at 9 December, the Covid Symptom App estimates 1,347 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,129 people). It was 1,423 last week. The peak was 2,060 on 7 November.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 39th 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 30th last week.

Rate aged 60+: The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 28 November-4 December for people aged 60+ in York was 100.2 (51 cases). The national and regional averages were 137 and 112.3 respectively.

Case rates by age: Case rates are currently highest in the following age ranges: 5-9 (1,268) 10-14 (1,194 per 100,000) and 40-44 (871).

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 5 December, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 13.6% (it was 12.3% last week). The national and regional averages are 14.3% and 12.7% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.9% (it was 1.0% last week). The national average is 1.6%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 3 December, 9,470 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 8,591 (90.7%) were successful and 879 (9.3%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 9 December there were two 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).

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 6 December there were 278 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 42 schools, up from 248 children the week before.

University cases: As at 3 December, University of York reported 27 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid-19 test. The peak number was 331 on the 19 October 2020. As at 6 December, York St John University reported 21 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid test. The peak number was 82 on 8 October 2020.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 26 November, 430 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (253 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 29 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s no change on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 203.78 – which is lower than the national average of 255.56.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 7 December, there were 30 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 31 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There was one confirmed Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit, down from two last week.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 8 December, 155,970 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (87.5% of people aged 16+); and 147,672 have had both doses (82.8% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 8 December, 4,400 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 52.5% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

Booster vaccinations: As at 8 December November, 64,642 eligible York residents have received the booster vaccine.

In North Yorkshire, there were 413 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 90,820 – an infection rate of 14,634 cases per 100K.

North Yorkshire Covid-19 data 10 Dec 2021

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 720 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were four coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 5 December, and 40 patients in hospital on 7 December. In the previous seven days, 27 Covid patients were admitted – down five.

Today’s key figures: 10 Dec 2021

People tested positive:58,19450,867
Total of people tested positive in the UK:10,719,16510,660,981
Daily UK deaths:120148
Total number UK deaths:146,255146,135
Confirmed cases in York:30,19630,038
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:90,82090,407
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:52,36852,095
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 53
Total: 160,423
Daily: 124
Total: 160,370
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 88
Total: 147,825
Daily: 87
Total: 147,737
People vaccinated in York – boosterDaily: 1,021
Total: 65,736
Daily: 1,153
Total: 64,715
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 24,039
Total: 51,207,496
Daily: 21,700
Total: 51,183,457
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 33,824
Total: 46,674,061
Daily: 29,437
Total: 46,640,237
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 469,479
Total: 22,184,983
Daily: 414,645
Total: 21,715,504