Friday update: More than 17,000 York residents have had the vaccine

A social distancing sign on Low Petergate in York. Photograph: YorkMix

Another 76 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 22 January).

It takes the cumulative total to 10,542 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,005.3 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 701 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – a decrease of 415 (-37.2%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 375.1 new cases per 100,000 people (790 cases in the week to 18 January). That’s down from 581.1 in the previous seven days (1,224 cases in the week to 11 January).

The English national average is 472.9, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 255.9.

There have been two more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area, and 27 in the last seven days (up eight / 42.1%).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 17 January:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 17 January

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
Acomb63601.8-24 (-27.6%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood62671.8-60 (-49.2%)
Wigginton50819.814 (38.9%)
Clifton North45519.1-10 (-18.2%)
Heworth North & Stockton45462.8-8 (-15.1%)
Clifton Without & Skelton41481.9-54 (-56.8%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe41311.4-16 (-28.1%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park41438.9-58 (-58.6%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake40617.416 (66.7%)
Osbaldwick38452.12 (5.6%)
Huntington36523.9-6 (-14.3%)
Strensall36516.414 (63.6%)
Fulford, Heslington & University35365.01 (2.9%)
Holgate West35373.6-33 (-48.5%)
Heworth South & The Groves32279.6-16 (-33.3%)
Haxby31539.71 (3.3%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South31368.7-29 (-48.3%)
Tang Hall30264.5-23 (-43.4%)
York City Centre
28207.8-21 (-42.9%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe24289.3-29 (-54.7%)
New Earswick24417.22 (9.1%)
Holgate East21231.0-35 (-62.5%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham17266.7-9 (-34.6%)
South Bank & Dringhouses14179.5-30 (-68.2%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 18 January there had been 267 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down by 50 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 Red last week.

Testing: As at 18 January, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 12.9%. That’s down from 14.62% last week. The national and regional averages are 14.2% and 10.2% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 9,453 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 8,480 of the cases have been completed (89.7%). Altogether 22,810 contacts have been identified and 16,736 of these have been traced (73.4%).

Cases in care homes: As at 21 January, there were ten 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 two homes on 21 January.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 17 January there were 44 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive (across 25 different schools).

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 8 January, 238 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (128 in hospital, 91 in care homes, 13 at home and six in a hospice). That is eight more – all in hospital – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 113, which is lower than the national average of 145.3.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 20 January, there were 155 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital. There were eight confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 18th January 17,341 York residents has received the first dose and 1,015 had received both doses. A total of 8,999 people over 80 have received the first dose. This represents 79.4% of the estimated number of people aged over 80 in York (11,334 people). Altogether 664 people aged 65+ who live in care homes have received the first dose.

In North Yorkshire, there were 174 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 24,395  – an infection rate of 3,947.1 cases per 100K.

There are 1,528 cases in Ryedale (up ten), 3,873 in Selby (up 27), 6,268 in Harrogate (up 45), 3,429 in Hambleton (up 44), 4,839 in Scarborough (up 28), 2,079 in Richmondshire (up 11) and 2,379 in Craven (up nine).

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

That takes the total to 455 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: 3,583,907 (3,543,646)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 40,261 (37,892)
  • Total number UK deaths: 95,981 (94,580)
  • Daily UK deaths: 1,401 (1,290)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 10,542 (10,466)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 24,395 (24,221)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 14,427 (14,368)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 5,383,103 as of 21 January (4,973,248)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 466,796 as of 21 January (464,036)