Friday update: More than 100 children with coronavirus in York

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A further 78 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 3 September).

That takes the cumulative case total to 20,401 – giving an overall infection rate of 9,668.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 579 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up nine (1.6%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 257.3 new cases per 100,000 people (543 cases in the week to 30 August). That’s down from 306.6 in the previous seven days (647 cases in the week to 23 August).

The English national average is 302.7, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 340.4.

There was one coronavirus death in the City of York Council area reported today, and four in the last seven days (as at 3 September).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 29 August:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 29 August

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 & Foxwood37400.9-9 (-19.6%)
Acomb36343.98 (28.6%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park36385.42 (5.9%)
Clifton Without & Skelton33387.91 (3.1%)
Holgate East31341.1-2 (-6.1%)
Clifton North27311.5-5 (-15.6%)
Holgate West27288.2-1 (-3.6%)
Strensall26373.0-12 (-31.6%)
Tang Hall26229.2-5 (-16.1%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe25189.9-4 (-13.8%)
Heworth South & The Groves25218.5-7 (-21.9%)
Heworth North & Stockton24246.8-5 (-17.2%)
New Earswick23399.98 (53.3%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South204 (26.7%)-3 (-13.0%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham19298.14 (26.7%)
South Bank & Dringhouses19243.6-2 (-9.5%)
York City Centre19141.0-27 (-58.7%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe17204.9-6 (-26.1%)
Haxby17296.0-2 (-10.5%)
Huntington16232.87 (77.8%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake14216.1-8 (-36.4%)
Wigginton14229.5-10 (-41.7%)
Osbaldwick12142.8-15 (-55.6%)
Fulford, Heslington & University993.8-15 (-62.5%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 31 August there had been 63 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 42 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 2 September, the Covid Symptom App estimates 641 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,453 people). It was 826 last week. The peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 41st 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 64th 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 Amber. It was Red last week.

Testing: As at 2431August, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 12.78%. That’s down from 14.17% last week. The national and regional averages are 13.3% and 17.2% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.3% (same as last week). The national average is 1.8%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 27 August, 4,056 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 3,621 (89.3%) were successful and 435 (10.7%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 26 August there were six care homes in the CYC area with confirmed Covid-19 infection (at least 1 case of either a staff member or resident) – up from four last week.

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 30 August there were 105 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, up from 86 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 20 August, 403 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (232 in hospital, 136 in care homes, 27 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up one since the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 190.98 which is lower than the national average of 236.97.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 30 August, there were 27 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down from 33 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were two confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, two less than last week.

Total vaccinations: As at 1 September, 151,734 York residents had had the first dose of the vaccine (85.1% of people aged 16+); and 134,346 had had both doses (75.3% of people aged 16+).

In North Yorkshire, there were 318 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 51,861 – an infection rate of 8,356.5 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 3,335 cases in Ryedale (up 25) – 294.8 case rate per 100K
  • 8,702 in Selby (up 58) – 353.3
  • 13,635 in Harrogate (up 100) – 322.5
  • 7,366 in Hambleton (up 45) – 261.1
  • 9,378 in Scarborough (up 52) – 324.6
  • 4,544 in Richmondshire (up 23) – 232.6
  • 4,901 in Craven (up 15) – 320.9.

There was one coronavirus-related death reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That takes the total to 633 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were eight coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 29 August, and 31 in the previous seven days (down 12).


Today’s key figures

Total of people tested positive in the UK:6,904,9696,862,904
Daily total of people tested positive:42,07638,154
Daily UK deaths:121178
Total number UK deaths:133,041132,920
Confirmed cases in York:20,40120,323
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:51,86151,543
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:32,06131,825
People vaccinated in York – 1st dose2,526151,235 in total
People vaccinated in York – 2nd dose909134,845 in total
People vaccinated UK – 1st dose48,171,99848,131,996
People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose43,142,747Total43,023,372