Friday update: Latest number of coronavirus cases in York schools and care homes revealed

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A further 36 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 20 November).

This takes the cumulative total to 5,381 – giving an overall infection rate of 2,554.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Due to the adjusted count methods, in the last seven days 973 positive Covid-19 tests have been added to the total in York – a rise of 605 (+164.4%).

The latest validated data shows a seven-day rolling rate of 171.4 new cases per 100,000 people in York, as at 14 November.

At the University of York, there were 44 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test today. Since the previous update on Thursday it has been notified of five new cases, included in that figure.

At York St John University, there were eight people self isolating due to a positive test today.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 15 November:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 15 November

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
Fulford, Heslington & University37385.8-5 (-11.9%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe30227.88 (36.4%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham23360.818 (360.0%)
Wigginton23377.16 (35.3%)
Acomb21200.61 (5.0%)
Clifton North21242.215 (250.0%)
Clifton Without & Skelton20235.14 (25.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood19167.53 (18.8%)
Tang Hall19167.53 (18.8%)
Holgate West17181.4-1 (-5.6%)
Holgate East16176.0-6 (-27.3%)
Huntington16232.82 (14.3%)
Osbaldwick13154.79 (225.0%)
York City Centre
1396.5-17 (-56.7%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park12128.5-9 (-42.9%)
Heworth North & Stockton11113.12 (22.2%)
Strensall11157.8-1 (-8.3%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe10120.5-12 (-54.5%)
South Bank & Dringhouses9115.4-5 (-35.7%)
Haxby8139.3-3 (-27.3%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South895.2-1 (-11.1%)
Heworth South & The Groves652.4-13 (-68.4%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake346.3-5 (-62.5%)
New Earswick352.2-4 (-57.1%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 17 November there had been 159 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s up by seven from the week before.

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 17 November, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 10.22%. That’s down from 10.24% last week. The national and regional averages are 10.5% and 14.2% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 4,159 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 3,631 of the cases have been completed (87.4%). Altogether 12,123 contacts have been identified and 7,146 of these have been traced (58.9%).

Cases in care homes: As at 19 November, there were six care homes in the York area with at least one case of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident. The latest outbreak – ie two or more cases – was reported in one home on 18 November.

Cases in care schools: In the seven days to 15 November, there were 22 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive. That’s down from 24 in the previous seven days.

Covid bed occupancy at York Hospital: As at 18 November, there were 58 confirmed Covid-19 patients in general and acute beds. Eight Covid patients were in the Intensive Treatment Unit. One person had been admitted with coronavirus in the previous 24 hours.

Recovery from Covid-19: Between 13 April and 15 November, 218 York residents had recovered and been successfully discharged from York Hospital after needing NHS care for symptoms linked to Covid-19 infection. Twelve people were discharged in the most recent week.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 6 November, 182 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (88 in hospital, 80 in care homes, 10 at home and four in a hospice). That is four more – two in hospital, two in care homes – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 86.41, which is lower than the national average of 98.44.

In North Yorkshire, there were 180 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 12,215 – an infection rate of 1,976.4 cases per 100K.

There are 646 cases in Ryedale (up seven), 1,918 in Selby (up 28), 3,350 in Harrogate (up 37), 1,585 in Hambleton (up 20), 2,615 in Scarborough (up 50), 902 in Richmondshire (up 21) and 1,199 in Craven (up 17).

There were three more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today. We don’t know whether they were at York or Scarborough Hospital.

That takes the total at 266. We don’t have an up-to-date breakdown of that figure between York and Scarborough Hospitals.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 1,473,508 (1,453,256)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 20,252 (22,915)
  • Total number UK deaths: 54,286 (53,775)
  • Daily UK deaths: 511 (501)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 5,381 (5,345)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 12,215 (12,035)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 8,644 (8,644)