Friday update: Four people in hospital with coronavirus in York

The Sign of Hope, York Museum Gardens. Photograph: YorkMix

There were six more coronavirus cases confirmed in York today (Friday, 23 April).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,223 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,803.4 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 47 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 23 (95.8%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 17.6 new cases per 100,000 people (37 cases in the week to 19 April). That’s up from 12.3 in the previous seven days (26 cases in the week to 11 April).

The English national average is 24.5, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 45.8.

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area today, and one in the last seven days (up one / 0%).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 18 April:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 18 April

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
Clifton North557.70 (0.0%)
York City Centre
537.13 (150.0%)
Tang Hall326.41 (50.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake346.31 (50.0%)
Huntington343.71 (50.0%)
Acomb0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Fulford, Heslington & University0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Heworth North & Stockton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Heworth South & The Groves0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Holgate East0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Holgate West0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
New Earswick0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Osbaldwick0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Rawcliffe & Clifton South0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
South Bank & Dringhouses0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Strensall0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Clifton Without & Skelton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 19 April there had been 58 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 47 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 22 April, the Covid Symptom App estimates 19 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 4,146 people). The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 39th out of 149 Upper Tier Local Authorities (UTLAs) in England on case rates, with a rank of 1 indicating the lowest seven day rate.

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 Amber. It was Red last week.

Testing: As at 20 April, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 0.86%. That’s up from 0.79% last week. The national and regional averages are 1.0% and 2.5% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0% (down from 0.1%). The national average is 0.6%.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 11,406 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 10,305 of the cases have been completed (90.3%). Altogether 26,705 contacts have been identified and 20,263 of these have been traced (75.9%).

Cases in care homes: As at 22 April, there were no care homes in the York area with any cases of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 19 April March there were seven children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across one school across five schools, up from one child the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 9 April, 392 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (227 in hospital, 134 in care homes, 23 at home and eight in a hospice). That’s up two – both at home – from the week before.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 20 April, there were four confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were no confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 21 April 95,215 York residents had received the first dose (45.2% of the population) and 33,679 had received both doses (16% of the population).

In North Yorkshire, there were 21 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 29,699  – an infection rate of 4,805.2 cases per 100K.

There are 1,878 cases in Ryedale (no change), 4,986 in Selby (up 11), 7,644 in Harrogate (up one), 4,189 in Hambleton (up two), 5,563 in Scarborough (up three), 2,620 in Richmondshire (up one) and 2,819 in Craven (up three).

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That leaves the total at 591 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death reported at the trust was on 21 April.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,401,109 (4,398,431)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 2,678 (2,729)
  • Total number UK deaths: 127,385 (127,345)
  • Daily UK deaths: 40 (18)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,223 (12,217)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 29,699 (29,678)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 18,167 (18,149)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 33,388,637 as of 22 April (33,257,651)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 11,623,671 as of 22 April (11,192,601)