Friday update: Fall in the number of children with coronavirus in York

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A further 106 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 12 November).

That takes the cumulative case total to 26,844 – giving an overall infection rate of 12,721.6 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 804 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 85 (9.6%) week on week.


The rolling seven-day rate in York is 368.7 new cases per 100,000 people (778 cases in the week to 8 November). That’s down from 437.9 in the previous seven days (924 cases in the week to 1 November).

The English national average is 339.4, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 348.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and two in the last seven days (as at 12 November).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 7 November:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 7 November

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
Acomb55525.8-34 (-38.2%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park47502.8-3 (-6.0%)
Clifton Without & Skelton43503.511 (34.4%)
Holgate West42449.6-22 (-34.4%)
South Bank & Dringhouses41516.5-27 (-39.7%)
Holgate East40441.3-42 (-51.2%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood39429.3-1 (-2.5%)
York City Centre38272.810 (35.7%)
Heworth South & The Groves37324.717 (85.0%)
Tang Hall34302.6-7 (-17.1%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe33398.1-11 (-25.0%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe32240.9-11 (-25.6%)
Strensall32460.99 (39.1%)
Osbaldwick31363.510 (47.6%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham31491.2-16 (-34.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton30310.20 (0.0%)
Haxby28489.97 (33.3%)
Wigginton27446.1-1 (-3.6%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake22341.0-13 (-37.1%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South21252.3-1 (-4.5%)
Huntington20293.8-1 (-4.8%)
Fulford, Heslington & University19194.3-20 (-51.3%)
Clifton North18206.6-9 (-33.3%)
New Earswick16275.8-3 (-15.8%)

Weekly data

Symptomatic Covid: As at 11 November, the Covid Symptom App estimates 1,724 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,085 people). It was 2,125 last week. The previous peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 97th 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 94th 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 Green. It was Red last week.

Testing: As at 6 November, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 14.0% (it was 16.7% last week). The national and regional averages are 13.4% and 14.2% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.4% (it was 1.7% last week). The national average is 1.5%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 5 November, 7,867 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 7,144 (90.8%) were successful and 723 (9.2%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 11 November there were five 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 8 November there were 239 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 43 schools, down from 357 children the week before.

University cases: As at 5 November, University of York reported 34 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. As at 8 November, York St John University reported 8 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 6 November, 427 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (250 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 29 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up one on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 202.4 – which is lower than the national average of 249.5.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 9 November, there were 53 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 59 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were three confirmed Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit, down from four last week.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 10 November, 154,780 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (86.8% of people aged 16+); and 145,567 have had both doses (81.6% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 10 November, 3,300 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 39.4% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

In North Yorkshire, there were 389 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 79,394 – an infection rate of 12,792.9 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 5,546 cases in Ryedale (up 47) – 397.3 case rate per 100K
  • 12,845 in Selby (up 73) – 465.7
  • 22,245 in Harrogate (up 111) – 452.5
  • 10,893 in Hambleton (up 60) – 339.4
  • 14,304 in Scarborough (up 59) – 466.3
  • 6,262 in Richmondshire (up 23) – 318.2
  • 7,299 in Craven (up 16) – 359.3.

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

That takes the total to 692 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were four coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 7 November, and 73 patients in hospital on 9 November.


Today’s key figures: 12 Nov 2021

People tested positive:40,37542,408
Total of people tested positive in the UK:9,487,3029,448,402
Daily UK deaths:145195
Total number UK deaths:142,678142,533
Confirmed cases in York:26,84426,738
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:79,39479,005
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:46,11445,900
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 75
Total: 158,155
Daily: 106
Total: 158,080
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 72
Total: 145,680
Daily: 92
Total: 145,608
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 36,383
Total: 50,491,701
Daily: 119,188
Total: 50,455,318
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 22,485
Total: 45,964,488
Daily: 47,766
Total: 45,942,003
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 370,989
Total: 11,823,643
Daily: 532,238
Total: 11,452,654