Friday update: Jump in the number of coronavirus patients at York Hospital

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A further 154 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 4 March).

That takes the cumulative case total to 55,291 – giving an overall infection rate of 26,202.8 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 771 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 20 (-2.5%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 322.3 new cases per 100,000 people (680 cases in the week to 28 February).

The English national average is 296, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 217.6.

There have been two coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area in the last seven days (no change).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 27 February:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 27 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
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood38418.3-5 (-11.6%)
Holgate West38406.8-3 (-7.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves37324.713 (54.2%)
Tang Hall36320.4-16 (-30.8%)
Clifton Without & Skelton35409.8-20 (-36.4%)
Acomb34325.0-12 (-26.1%)
Clifton North33378.80 (0.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton33341.2-15 (-31.2%)
Osbaldwick32375.2-4 (-11.1%)
York City Centre32229.7-18 (-36.0%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe31233.3-30 (-49.2%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South30360.4-1 (-3.2%)
Fulford, Heslington & University30306.8-10 (-25.0%)
Holgate East29319.9-3 (-9.4%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham28443.7-8 (-22.2%)
Huntington28411.3-7 (-20.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses24302.3-7 (-22.6%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe24289.5-20 (-45.5%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake23356.5-17 (-42.5%)
Strensall21302.5-14 (-40.0%)
Haxby20349.95 (33.3%)
Wigginton17280.9-13 (-43.3%)
New Earswick16275.8-23 (-59.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park11117.7-15 (-57.7%)

Weekly data

Variants: Between 1 February and 28 February in York there were

  • Omicron: 96.84% of cases
  • Undetermined: 3.16% of cases

Symptomatic Covid: As at 3 March, the Covid Symptom App estimates 3,421 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 2,767 people). It was 3,730 last week.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 96th 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 98th last week.

Rate aged 60+: The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 20 February-26 February for people aged 60+ in York was 194.3 (97 cases). The national and regional averages were 248.0 and 200.7 respectively.

Case rates by age: Case rates in York are currently highest in the following age ranges: 35-39 (561 per 100,000); 40-44 (493); 30-34 (490) and 45-49 (459).

Positive tests: As at 28 February, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 24.5% (it was 19.2% last week). The national and regional averages are 20.4% and 19.8% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only is 1.9% (it was 2.5% last week). The national average is 3.5%.

Cases in care homes: As at 2 March there were 8 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 7 care homes affected last week. The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases) in a residential care setting was reported in one homes on 2 March.

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 28 February there were 70 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 29 schools, down from 149 children last week.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 18 February, 464 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (28- in hospital, 144 in care homes, 32 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s up two on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 219.9 – which is lower than the national average of 279.2.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 1 March, there were 112 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – up from 79 at the last update (17 February). The peak number was 157 on 19 January 2021. There was one confirmed Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit, the same as last week.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 2 March, 158,728 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (89.0% of people aged 16+); 152,015 have had both doses (85.3%); and 126,113 have received the booster vaccine (70.7%).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 2 March, 5,884 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine (70.2%); and 2,936 have had both doses of the vaccine (35.0%).

In North Yorkshire, there were 365 new coronavirus cases reported today, taking the cumulative total to 159,046 – an infection rate of 25,627.4 cases per 100K.

North Yorkshire Covid-19 data 4 Mar 2022

Council areaNew casesTotal casesCase rateTotal deaths

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

That leaves the total at 806 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There are 148 Covid patients in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals) – no change four. Two are in the intensive care unit – no change.

Today’s key figures: 4 Mar 2022

People tested positive
in last 7 days:
Total of people tested positive in the UK:19,119,18119,074,696
UK deaths in last 7 days:710720
Total number UK deaths:162,008161,898
Confirmed cases in York:55,29155,137
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:159,046158,681
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:90,58190,373
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 37
Total: 164,649
Daily: 43
Total: 164,612
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 49
Total: 155,000
Daily: 46
Total: 154,951
People vaccinated in York – boosterDaily: 67
Total: 126,351
Daily: 68
Total: 126,284
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 6,347
Total: 52,654,053
Daily: 7,448
Total: 52,647,706
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 17,629
Total: 49,061,567
Daily: 14,410
Total: 49,043,938
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 30,183
Total: 38,311,827
Daily: 23,626
Total: 38,281,644