Friday update: Another sharp rise in coronavirus cases in York – but infection rate falls

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A further 119 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 15 January).

It takes the cumulative total to 9,841 – giving an overall infection rate of 4,672.4 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days there have been 1,116 positive Covid-19 tests in York – a decrease of 205 (-15.5%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 579.2 new cases per 100,000 people (1,220 cases in the week to 11 January). That’s down from 628.6 in the previous seven days (1,324 cases in the week to 4 January).

The English national average is 592.9, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 306.6.

There have been two more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area, and 19 in the last seven days (up seven).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 10 January:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 10 January

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
rolling rate
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood1221,321.928 (29.8%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park991,059.7-9 (-8.3%)
Clifton Without & Skelton951,116.610 (11.8%)
Acomb88840.6-9 (-9.3%)
Holgate West68725.822 (47.8%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South60713.715 (33.3%)
Clifton North56646.015 (36.6%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe56425.35 (9.8%)
Holgate East56616.115 (36.6%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe53638.99 (20.5%)
Heworth North & Stockton53545.1-9 (-14.5%)
Tang Hall53467.217 (47.2%)
York City Centre
49363.6-17 (-25.8%)
Heworth South & The Groves48419.44 (9.1%)
South Bank & Dringhouses43551.2-5 (-10.4%)
Huntington42611.24 (10.5%)
Osbaldwick36428.35 (16.1%)
Wigginton36590.3-7 (-16.3%)
Fulford, Heslington & University34354.5-12 (-26.1%)
Haxby30522.34 (15.4%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham26407.9-13 (-33.3%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake24370.4-15 (-38.5%)
New Earswick22382.59 (69.2%)
Strensall22315.6-7 (-24.1%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 11 January there had been 317 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s up by 27 from the week before.

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 11 January, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 14.62%. That’s up from 13.74% last week. The national and regional averages are 15.5% and 10.5% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 8,673 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 7,747 of the cases have been completed (89.3%). Altogether 21,364 contacts have been identified and 15,398 of these have been traced (72.1%).

Cases in care homes: As at 14 January, there were 15 care homes in the York area with at least one case of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident. The latest outbreak – ie two or more cases – was reported in two homes on 13 January.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 10 January there were 95 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive (across 38 different schools).

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 25 December, 230 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (120 in hospital, 91 in care homes, 13 at home and six in a hospice). That is 12 more – 11 in hospital and one at home – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 109.2, which is lower than the national average of 135.6.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 13 January, there were 121 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital. There were five confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

In North Yorkshire, there were 288 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 22,875  – an infection rate of 3,701.1 cases per 100K.

There are 1,397 cases in Ryedale (up 22), 3,621 in Selby (up 46), 5,855 in Harrogate (up 84), 3,162 in Hambleton (up 48), 4,667 in Scarborough (up 34), 1,938 in Richmondshire (up 22) and 2,235 in Craven (up 32).

There was one more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

That takes the total to 413 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 3,316,019 (3,260,258)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 55,761 (48,682)
  • Total number UK deaths: 87,295 (86,015)
  • Daily UK deaths: 1,280 (1,248)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 9,841 (9,722)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 22,875 (22,587)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 13,846 (13,749)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 3,234,946 as of 14 January
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 443,234 as of 14 January