Friday update: Just five new coronavirus cases in York

Colourised scanning electron micrograph of a cell (blue) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (red). Photograph: NIH Image Gallery on Flickr

Just five more coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 19 March).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,099 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,744.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 62 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 45 (-42.1%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 33.2 new cases per 100,000 people (70 cases in the week to 15 March). That’s down from 51.3 in the previous seven days (108 cases in the week to 8 March).

The English national average is 58.3, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 109.5.

There has been one more coronavirus-related death in the York council area, and three in the last seven days (up one / 50%).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 14 March:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 14 March

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
Heworth South & The Groves1087.46 (150.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park996.32 (28.6%)
Clifton Without & Skelton558.8-7 (-58.3%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe538.0-2 (-28.6%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham578.43 (150.0%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South559.53 (150.0%)
Strensall571.77 (-58.3%)
Holgate West442.7
0 (0.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses451.3-2 (-33.3%)
Acomb328.7-4 (-57.1%)
Fulford, Heslington & University331.31 (50.0%)
Haxby352.21 (50.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton330.9-5 (-62.5%)
New Earswick352.2-6 (-66.7%)
Tang Hall326.41 (50.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood332.5-3 (-50.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Clifton North0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Holgate East0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Huntington0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Osbaldwick0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
York City Centre
0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 15 March there had been 74 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s the same number as 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 Green last week.

Testing: As at 15 March, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 1.28%. That’s down from 1.82% last week. The national and regional averages are 2.6% and 5.1% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 11,229 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 10,126 of the cases have been completed (90.2%). Altogether 26,095 contacts have been identified and 19,760 of these have been traced (75.7%).

Cases in care homes: As at 18 March, there was one care home in the York area with at least one case of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 15 March there were 22 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across ten schools, down from 34 the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 5 March, 378 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (220 in hospital, 129 in care homes, 21 at home and eight in a hospice). That is four more – two in hospital, one in a care home and one at home – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 179.5, which is lower than the national average of 223.5.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 17 March, there were 17 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down from 26 the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were five confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 17 March 79,375 York residents has received the first dose and 5,724 had received both doses. That means 37.7% of the total population of York have received the first dose.

In North Yorkshire, there were 31 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 28,828  – an infection rate of 4,664.3 cases per 100K.

There are 1,838 cases in Ryedale (up five), 4,706 in Selby (up two), 7,497 in Harrogate (up seven), 4,132 in Hambleton (up five), 5,383 in Scarborough (up four), 2,564 in Richmondshire (up three) and 2,708 in Craven (up five).

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

That takes the total to 583 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).


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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,285,684 (4,280,882)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 4,802 (6,303)
  • Total number UK deaths: 126,026 (125,926)
  • Daily UK deaths: 101 (95)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,099 (12,094)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 28,828 (28,797)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 17,436 (17,406)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 26,263,732 as of 18 March (25,735,472)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 2,011,070 as of 18 March (1,879,054)