Friday update: Big drop in York coronavirus cases among children and in care homes

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A further 125 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 18 February).

That takes the cumulative case total to 53,729 – giving an overall infection rate of 25,462.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 928 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 493 (-34.7%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 535.5 new cases per 100,000 people (1,130 cases in the week to 14 February).

The English national average is 538.7, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 415.6.

There was one coronavirus death in the City of York Council area reported today, and two in the last seven days (as at 18 February).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 13 February:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 13 February

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 Road & Clementhorpe80602.2-13 (-14.0%)
Acomb67640.5-33 (-33.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton66682.4-30 (-31.2%)
York City Centre65466.6-34 (-34.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves60526.6-15 (-20.0%)
Strensall56806.6-22 (-28.2%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood56616.5-21 (-27.3%)
Osbaldwick55644.9-32 (-36.8%)
Clifton North50573.9-19 (-27.5%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham48760.6-12 (-20.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe48579.1-39 (-44.8%)
Wigginton44726.9-9 (-17.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University44450.0-80 (-64.5%)
South Bank & Dringhouses42529.1-29 (-40.8%)
Clifton Without & Skelton40468.4-30 (-42.9%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake37573.6-10 (-21.3%)
Huntington37543.5-32 (-46.4%)
Tang Hall37329.3-64 (-63.4%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South36432.5-18 (-33.3%)
Holgate East34375.1-40 (-54.1%)
Haxby33577.3-9 (-21.4%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park33353.1-33 (-50.0%)
Holgate West32342.5-46 (-59.0%)
New Earswick30517.1-30 (-50.0%)

Weekly data

Variants: Between 14 January and 14 February in York there were

  • Omicron: 98.13% of cases
  • Undetermined: 1.87% of cases

Symptomatic Covid: As at 17 February, the Covid Symptom App estimates 3,429 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 2,981 people). It was 3,550 last week.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 92nd 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 102nd last week.

Rate aged 60+: The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 6 February-12 February for people aged 60+ in York was 260.4 (130 cases). The national and regional averages were 324.8 and 254.3 respectively.

Case rates by age: Case rates in York are currently highest in the following age ranges: 10-14 (1,053 per 100,000); 40-44 (1,039); 35-39 (841) and 5-9 (839).

Positive tests: As at 14 February, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 18.1% (it was 21.8% last week). The national and regional averages are 18.3% and 15.5% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only is 2.2% (it was 3.1% last week). The national average is 3.7%.

Cases in care homes: As at 16 February there were 9 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). There were 18 care homes affected last week. The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases) in a residential care setting was reported in one home on 18 February.

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 14 February there were 198 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 43 schools, down from 327 children last week.

University cases: As at 18 February, University of York reported 212 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid-19 test (down from 849 on 4 February before). The peak number was 1,087 on 28 January 2022. York St John University hasn’t updated its figures since 31 January.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 4 February, 458 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (275 in hospital, 143 in care homes, 32 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s up one on the last update. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 217.1 – which is lower than the national average of 275.9.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 15 February, there were 75 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – the same as the previous week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January 2021. There were no confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, down one.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 16 February, 158,585 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (88.9% of people aged 16+); 151,741 have had both doses (85.1%); and 125,176 have received the booster vaccine (70.2%).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 16 February, 5,779 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine (69%); and 2,466 have had both doses of the vaccine (29.4%).

In North Yorkshire, there were 380 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 154,971 – an infection rate of 24,970.8 cases per 100K.

North Yorkshire Covid-19 data 18 Feb 2022

Council areaNew casesTotal casesCase rateTotal deaths

There were two coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That takes the total to 796 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

Today there are 132 Covid patients in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals) – up four. Four are in the intensive care unit – up one.

Today’s key figures: 18 Feb 2022

People tested positive:47,68551,899
Total of people tested positive in the UK:18,546,20518,499,058
Daily UK deaths:158183
Total number UK deaths:160,379160,221
Confirmed cases in York:53,72953,604
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:154,971154,591
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:88,40988,200
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 30
Total: 164,394
Daily: 34
Total: 164,364
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 107
Total: 154,314
Daily: 68
Total: 154,207
People vaccinated in York – boosterDaily: 52
Total: 125,359
Daily: 149
Total: 125,307
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 9,254
Total: 52,551,460
Daily: 10,914
Total: 52,542,206
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 21,378
Total: 48,839,853
Daily: 21,914
Total: 48,818,475
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 34,578
Total: 37,945,645
Daily: 34,980
Total: 37,911,067