Friday update: Another 98 coronavirus cases in York

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Another 98 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 2 July).

That takes the cumulative case total to 14,034 – giving an overall infection rate of 6,663.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 811 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 343 (73.3%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 360.8 new cases per 100,000 people (760 cases in the week to 28 June). That’s up from 170.5 in the previous seven days (359 cases in the week to 21 June).

The English national average is 172.8, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 215.6.

There have been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and none in the last seven days (as at 2 July).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 27 June:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 27 June

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, Heslington & University86896.834 (65.4%)
Tang Hall64564.238 (146.2%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe56425.319 (51.4%)
York City Centre55408.220 (57.1%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood36390.133 (1,100.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves35305.823 (191.7%)
Clifton Without & Skelton29340.925 (625.0%)
Acomb27257.924 (800.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses27346.122 (440.0%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South26309.318 (225.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park26278.322 (550.0%)
Osbaldwick24285.52 (9.1%)
Heworth North & Stockton23236.67 (43.8%)
Holgate East22242.113 (144.4%)
Clifton North21242.29 (75.0%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham21329.518 (600.0%)
Holgate West20213.58 (66.7%)
Strensall19272.613 (216.7%)
Wigginton19311.510 (111.1%)
Huntington14203.78 (133.3%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe13156.77 (116.7%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake10154.33 (42.9%)
New Earswick8139.16 (300.0%)
Haxby7121.90 (0.0%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 26 June there had been 107 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 101 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 1 July, the Covid Symptom App estimates 554 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,773 people). It was 589 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 127th 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 108th last week.

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 Red last week.

Testing: As at 29 June, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 13.89%. That’s up from 7.82% last week. The national and regional averages are 7.7% and 9.8% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.9% (up from 0.4%). The national average is 0.9%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 25 June, 715 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 676 (94.5%) were successful and 39 (5.5%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 30 June, there were three care home in the York area with any cases of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident. The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases of either a staff member or resident) in a residential care setting in York was reported by PHE on 24 June. 

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 28 June there were 34 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across seven schools, up from 26 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 18 June, 397 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (228 in hospital, 136 in care homes, 25 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s no change. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.49 which is lower than the national average of 232.76.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 29 June, there were five confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down one from the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There was one confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

In North Yorkshire, there were 216 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 33,113 – an infection rate of 5,357.6 cases per 100K.

There are

  • 2,051 cases in Ryedale (up 17) – case rate 95.7 per 100K
  • 5,756 in Selby (up 24) – 167.7
  • 8,615 in Harrogate (up 70) – 176
  • 4,570 in Hambleton (up 43) – 120.1
  • 5,996 in Scarborough (up 31) – 161.8
  • 2,947 in Richmondshire (up 15) – 199.1
  • 3,178 in Craven (up 16) – 190.8.

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

That leaves the total at 593 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death was reported on 15 June.

There were no coronavirus patients admitted to the trust on 27 June, and seven in the previous seven days (up one).

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,855,169 (4,828,463)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 27,125 (27,989)
  • Total number UK deaths: 128,189 (128,162)
  • Daily UK deaths: 27 (22)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 14,034 (13,936)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 33,113 (32,897)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 19,616 (19,526)
  • People vaccinated in York on 1 July – 1st dose: 418; 139,526 in total
  • People vaccinated in York on 1 July – 2nd dose: 706; 96,191Total in total
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 45,013,503 as of 1 July (44,860,978)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 33,241,265 as of 1 July (33,048,199)