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

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Another 73 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 10 September).

That takes the cumulative case total to 20,894 – giving an overall infection rate of 9,901.8 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last a days 493 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 86 (-14.9%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 257.8 new cases per 100,000 people (544 cases in the week to 6 September). That’s down from 258.3 in the previous seven days (545 cases in the week to 30 August).

The English national average is 338.3, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 388.2.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and one in the last seven days (as at 10 September).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 5 September:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 5 September

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
Acomb52496.716 (44.4%)
Holgate West36384.29 (33.3%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe32243.07 (28.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park32342.5-4 (-11.1%)
Tang Hall30264.54 (15.4%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood27292.6-10 (-27.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton26267.42 (8.3%)
Holgate East26286.1-5 (-16.1%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe25301.48 (47.1%)
Clifton Without & Skelton23270.3-10 (-30.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves23201.0-2 (-8.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses23294.85 (27.8%)
York City Centre21155.82 (10.5%)
Haxby20348.23 (17.6%)
Strensall19272.6-8 (-29.6%)
Huntington18261.92 (12.5%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South18214.1-2 (-10.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake17262.43 (21.4%)
New Earswick16278.2-7 (-30.4%)
Osbaldwick13154.71 (8.3%)
Fulford, Heslington & University12125.13 (33.3%)
Clifton North11126.9-17 (-60.7%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham11172.6-9 (-45.0%)
Wigginton8131.2-6 (-42.9%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 7 September there had been 66 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 63 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 9 September, the Covid Symptom App estimates 573 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,453 people). It was 641 last week. The peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 31st 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 41st 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 Amber last week.

Testing: As at 7 September, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 10.51%. That’s down from 12.78% last week. The national and regional averages are 13.2% and 16.2% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.9% (1.3% as last week). The national average is 1.7%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 3 September, 4,383 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 3,918 (89.4%) were successful and 465 (10.6%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: No update this week – as at 26 August there were six care homes in the CYC 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 6 September there were 80 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, down from 105 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 27 August, 406 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (234 in hospital, 137 in care homes, 27 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up three since the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 192.41 – which is lower than the national average of 238.12.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 7 September, there were 33 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, up from 27 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were five confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, two less than last week.

Total vaccinations: As at 8 September, 152,078 York residents had had the first dose of the vaccine (85.3% of people aged 16+); and 137,537 had had both doses (77.1% of people aged 16+).

In North Yorkshire, there were 324 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 54,230 – an infection rate of 8,738.2 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 3,526 cases in Ryedale (up 24) – 343.3 case rate per 100K
  • 9,060 in Selby (up 47) – 424.2
  • 14,376 in Harrogate (up 84) – 417.8
  • 7,636 in Hambleton (up 35) – 300.2
  • 9,816 in Scarborough (up 83) – 388.1
  • 4,729 in Richmondshire (up 26) – 271.7
  • 5,087 in Craven (up 25) – 303.5.

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

That takes the total to 638 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were four coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 5 September, and 42 in the previous seven days (up 11).

Today’s key figures

Total of people tested positive in the UK:7,168,8067,132,072
Daily total of people tested positive:37,62238,013
Daily UK deaths:147167
Total number UK deaths:133,988133,841
Confirmed cases in York:20,89420,821
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:54,23053,906
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:33,59433,389
People vaccinated in York – 1st dose21151,515 in total
People vaccinated in York – 2nd dose311137,833 in total
People vaccinated UK – 1st dose48,370,34048,344,566
People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose43,805,60843,708,906