Friday update: Another 24 coronavirus cases confirmed in York, and 64 in North Yorkshire

A woman uses the coronavirus contact tracing app on an iPhone. Photograph: Yui Mok / PA Wire

There were another 24 cases of coronavirus confirmed in York today (Friday, 25 September).

That takes the cumulative total to 1,209 – giving an overall infection rate of 574 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 49.9 new cases per 100,000 people (105 cases in the week to 22 September). That’s up from 33.7 in the previous seven days (71 cases in the week to 15 September).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 21 September:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 15-21 September

Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases by Middle Super Output Area. Source
Holgate East8
Rawcliffe & Clifton South6
Clifton Without & Skelton5
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe5
Heworth North & Stockton4
Heworth South & The Groves4
Tang Hall4
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood4
York City Centre
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe3
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake3
New Earswick3
South Bank & Dringhouses3
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park3
Acomb0 - 2
Clifton North
0 - 2
Fulford, Heslington & University0 - 2
Haxby0 - 2
Holgate West0 - 2
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0 - 2

York has dropped down from red to amber on the Public Health England exceedance rating.

This compares the number of new cases over a 14 day period with the previous six weeks, and indicates if the trend is worsening.

Positive tests: As at 21 September, the latest seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 3.19% (77 positives out of 2,412 tests). The national and regional averages are 3% and 4% respectively.

Deaths: 171 York residents have suffered coronavirus-related deaths up to 11 September according to the latest Office For National Statistics figures. There were

  • 83 deaths in hospital
  • 76 in care homes
  • 9 at home and
  • 3 in a hospice.

The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 81.19 which is lower than the national average of 88.60. The most recent death reported for a York resident was in week 31 (25 to 31 July).

Excess deaths: In week 37 (5 September to 11 September), 23 deaths occurred in York, which is nine fewer than the average weekly number for 2014-18. Over the last 16 weeks the total number of deaths in York has been 43 fewer than the average for the equivalent weeks in 2014-18.

In North Yorkshire, 64 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed today, taking the cumulative total to 3,505 – an infection rate of 556.7 cases per 100K.

There are 167 cases in Ryedale (up three), 500 in Selby (up four), 974 in Harrogate (up 13), 431 in Hambleton (up 11), 715 in Scarborough (up nine), 336 in Richmondshire (up eight) and 382 in Craven (up 16).


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: 423,236 (416,363)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 6,874 (6,634)
  • Total number UK deaths: 41,936 (41,902)
  • Daily UK deaths: 34 (40)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 1,209 (1,185)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 3,505 (3,441)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 1,938 (1,922)