Friday update: Four areas of York now have a coronavirus case rate above 500

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A further 134 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 22 October).

That takes the cumulative case total to 24,244 – giving an overall infection rate of 11,489.4 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 832 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 175 (26.6%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 354.5 new cases per 100,000 people (748 cases in the week to 18 October). That’s up from 277.7 in the previous seven days (586 cases in the week to 11 October).

The English national average is 466.3, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 488.1.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and two in the last seven days (as at 22 October).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 17 October:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 17 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
Holgate West64685.139 (156.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood49539.415 (44.1%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South46552.620 (76.9%)
South Bank & Dringhouses46579.514 (43.8%)
Acomb41392.02 (5.1%)
Clifton Without & Skelton38445.013 (52.0%)
Tang Hall36320.415 (71.4%)
Holgate East34375.12 (6.2%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park34363.814 (70.0%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham33522.912 (57.1%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake26403.012 (85.7%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe26195.711 (73.3%)
Heworth North & Stockton25258.55 (25.0%)
Haxby24419.9-1 (-4.0%)
Wigginton24396.52 (9.1%)
Heworth South & The Groves23201.91 (4.5%)
Huntington22323.18 (57.1%)
Osbaldwick21246.2-1 (-4.5%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe20241.3-28 (-58.3%)
New Earswick19327.57 (58.3%)
Strensall19273.73 (18.8%)
Fulford, Heslington & University18184.1-5 (-21.7%)
Clifton North14160.7-5 (-26.3%)
York City Centre1393.3-9 (-40.9%)

Weekly data

Symptomatic Covid: As at 21 October, the Covid Symptom App estimates 668 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,097 people). It was 492 last week. The peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 38th 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 37th 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 18 October, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 12%. The national and regional averages are 14.8% and 13.9% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.6% (it was 1% last week). The national average is 1.6%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 15 October, 6,284 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 5,678 (90.4%) were successful and 606 (9.6%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 21 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 18 October there were 307 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 42 schools, up from 217 children the week before.

University cases: As at 15 October, University of York reported 53 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. No update from York St John University, which reported six individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid test on 4 October. The peak number was 82 on 8 October 2020.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 8 October, 421 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (246 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 27 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is no change on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 195.51 – which is lower than the national average of 245.72.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 19 October, there were 48 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 49 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were two confirmed Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit, down from three last week.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 20 October, 153,290 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (86% of people aged 16+); and 143,988 have had both doses (80.8% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 20 October, 873 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 10.4% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

In North Yorkshire, there were 525 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 70,593 – an infection rate of 11,374.8 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 4,705 cases in Ryedale (up 70) – 506.9 case rate per 100K
  • 11,401 in Selby (up 92) – 552.9
  • 19,549 in Harrogate (up 147) – 734.2
  • 9,659 in Hambleton (up 71) – 419.9
  • 12,622 in Scarborough (up 86) – 465.3
  • 5,618 in Richmondshire (up 39) – 294.1
  • 6,514 in Craven (up 62) – 538.9.

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

That takes the total to 671 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were seven coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 17 October, and 39 in the previous seven days (up one).

Today’s key figures

Daily total of people tested positive:49,29852,009
Total of people tested positive in the UK:8,689,9498,641,221
Daily UK deaths:180115
Total number UK deaths:139,326139,146
Confirmed cases in York:24,24424,110
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:70,59370,068
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:41,59741,351
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 162
Total: 154,325
Daily: 167
Total: 154,163
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 126
Total: 144,172
Daily: 158
Total: 144,046
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 48,732
Total: 49,603,139
Daily: 49,080
Total: 49,554,407
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 26,828
Total: 45,486,950
Daily: 26,365
Total: 45,460,122