Friday update: Large drop in the number of children with coronavirus in York

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Another 181 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 11 February).

That takes the cumulative case total to 52,801 – giving an overall infection rate of 25,022.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 1,421 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 3,116 (-68.7%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 808.5 new cases per 100,000 people (1,706 cases in the week to 7 February). That’s down from 1,119.4 in the previous seven days (2,362 cases in the week to 31 January).

The English national average is 794, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 662.8.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and two in the last seven days (as at 11 February).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 6 February:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 6 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
Fulford, Heslington & University1231257.9-90 (-42.3%)
Tang Hall101898.8-58 (-36.5%)
York City Centre99710.6-32 (-24.4%)
Acomb98936.917 (21.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton96992.6-18 (-15.8%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe93700.0-49 (-34.5%)
Osbaldwick881031.8-16 (-15.4%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe861037.5-20 (-18.9%)
Strensall781123.40 (0.0%)
Holgate West78834.9-26 (-25.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood77847.6-10 (-11.5%)
Holgate East75827.4-29 (-27.9%)
Heworth South & The Groves75658.2-36 (-32.4%)
South Bank & Dringhouses71894.4-57 (-44.5%)
Huntington691013.5-8 (-10.4%)
Clifton Without & Skelton69808.0-45 (-39.5%)
Clifton North69792.0-8 (-10.4%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park66706.1-36 (-35.3%)
New Earswick591016.912 (25.5%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham59934.9-18 (-23.4%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South53636.7-17 (-24.3%)
Wigginton51842.6-39 (-43.3%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake47728.6-11 (-19.0%)
Haxby42734.8-14 (-25.0%)

Weekly data

Variants: Between 20 December and 19 January in York there were

  • Delta ‘Plus’: 0.05% of cases
  • Omicron: 98.84% of cases
  • Undetermined: 1.11% of cases

Symptomatic Covid: As at 10 February, the Covid Symptom App estimates 3,550 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,038 people). It was 3,353 last week.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 102nd 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 106th last week.

Rate aged 60+: The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 30 January-5 February for people aged 60+ in York was 362.6 (181 cases). The national and regional averages were 392.4 and 357.5 respectively.

Case rates by age: Case rates in York are currently highest in the following age ranges: 10-14 (2,144 per 100,000); 5-9 (1,408); 35-39 (1,338) and 40-44 (1,320).

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.

Positive tests: As at 4 February, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 21.8% (it was 22.6% last week). The national and regional averages are 22.4% and 19.8% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only is 3.1% (it was 3.2% last week). The national average is 4.8%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March 2021 and 4 February 2022, 17,252 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 14,300 (82.9%) were successful and 2,952 (17.1%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 10 February there were 18 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 16 care homes affected last week. The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases) in a residential care setting was reported in one home on 8 February.

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 7 February there were 327 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 56 schools, down from 596 children last week.

University cases: As at 4 February, University of York reported 849 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid-19 test (down from 1,087 the week before). The peak number was 1,087 on 28 January 2022. As at 31 January, York St John University reported 27 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid test (down from 43 last week). The peak number was 131 on 10 January 2022.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 28 January, 457 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (274 in hospital, 143 in care homes, 32 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s up four on the last update. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 216.6 – which is lower than the national average of 273.8.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 8 February, there were 75 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 86 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January 2021. There was one confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, down one.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 9 February, 158,467 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (88.9% of people aged 16+); 151,550 have had both doses (85%); and 124,489 have received the booster vaccine (69.8%).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 9 February, 5,723 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine (68.3%); and 2,309 have had both doses of the vaccine (27.6%).

In North Yorkshire, there were 479 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 152,192 – an infection rate of 24,523 cases per 100K.

North Yorkshire Covid-19 data 11 Feb 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 786 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

Today there are 127 Covid patients in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals) – down 11. One are in the intensive care unit – down one.

Today’s key figures: 11 Feb 2022

People tested positive:58,89966,638
Total of people tested positive in the UK:18,220,51518,162,199
Daily UK deaths:193206
Total number UK deaths:159,351159,158
Confirmed cases in York:52,80152,620
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:152,192151,713
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:86,96586,744
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 46
Total: 164,236
Daily: 15
Total: 164,190
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 45
Total: 153,904
Daily: 98
Total: 153,859
People vaccinated in York – boosterDaily: 90
Total: 124,705
Daily: 45
Total: 124,615
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 11,614
Total: 52,480,344
Daily: 10,523
Total: 52,468,730
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 26,290
Total: 48,693,091
Daily: 24,725
Total: 48,666,801
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 34,203
Total: 37,684,442
Daily: 32,476
Total: 37,650,239