Friday update: Another big rise in coronavirus cases among children in York

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Another 165 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 29 October).

That takes the cumulative case total to 25,151 – giving an overall infection rate of 11,919.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 907 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 75 (9%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 448.8 new cases per 100,000 people (947 cases in the week to 25 October). That’s up from 354.0 in the previous seven days (747 cases in the week to 18 October).

The English national average is 467.9, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 448.4.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and two in the last seven days (as at 29 October).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 24 October:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 24 October

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
Acomb89850.948 (117.1%)
Holgate East73805.339 (114.7%)
South Bank & Dringhouses68856.622 (47.8%)
Holgate West59631.6-5 (-7.8%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham59934.926 (78.8%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park58620.524 (70.6%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood55605.56 (12.2%)
Clifton Without & Skelton54632.316 (42.1%)
York City Centre40287.127 (207.7%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South34408.5-11 (-24.4%)
Haxby33577.39 (37.5%)
Heworth North & Stockton33341.28 (32.0%)
Osbaldwick33386.912 (57.1%)
Heworth South & The Groves32280.89 (39.1%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe31374.011 (55.0%)
Clifton North31355.817 (121.4%)
Tang Hall31275.9-5 (-13.9%)
Wigginton28462.64 (16.7%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe27203.21 (3.8%)
Fulford, Heslington & University19194.31 (5.6%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake16248.0-10 (-38.5%)
Strensall12172.8-7 (-36.8%)
Huntington9132.2-13 (-59.1%)
New Earswick0 No info--

Weekly data

Symptomatic Covid: As at 28 October, the Covid Symptom App estimates 1,191 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,157 people). It was 668 last week. The peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 64th 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 38th 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 25 October, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 15.3% (it was 12% last week). The national and regional averages are 15.5% and 15.3% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1% (it was 0.6% last week). The national average is 1.7%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 22 October, 6,822 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 6,175 (90.5%) were successful and 647 (9.5%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 22 October there were three 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 25 October there were 439 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 39 schools, up from 307 children the week before.

University cases: As at 25 October, University of York reported 30 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. Also on 25 October York St John University reported 18 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 15 October, 423 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (247 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 28 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up two on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 200.46 – which is lower than the national average of 246.85.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 26 October, there were 58 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 48 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were three confirmed Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit, up from two last week.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 27 October, 154,290 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (86.5% of people aged 16+); and 144,705 have had both doses (81.2% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 27 October, 1,645 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 19.6% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

In North Yorkshire, there were 532 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 73,642 – an infection rate of 11,866.1 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 5,028 cases in Ryedale (up 52) – 611.2 case rate per 100K
  • 11,910 in Selby (up 73) – 551.8
  • 20,533 in Harrogate (up 144) – 555.3
  • 10,184 in Hambleton (up 65) – 519.9
  • 13,252 in Scarborough (up 98) – 490.2
  • 5,863 in Richmondshire (up 28) – 390.8
  • 6,872 in Craven (up 72) – 606.9.

There was one coronavirus-related death reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That takes the total to 677 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were ten coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 24 October, and 61 in the previous seven days (up 22).

Today’s key figures

Daily total of people tested positive:43,46739,842
Total of people tested positive in the UK:8,979,2368,936,155
Daily UK deaths:186165
Total number UK deaths:140,392140,206
Confirmed cases in York:25,15124,986
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:73,64273,110
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:43,05742,780
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 381
Total: 156,316
Daily: 584
Total: 155,935
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 82
Total: 144,815
Daily: 75
Total: 144,733
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 44,702
Total: 49,882,904
Daily: 44,082
Total: 49,838,202
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 23,723
Total: 45,651,222
Daily: 21,577
Total: 45,627,499