Friday update: More than 37,000 York residents have now received the Covid vaccine

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A further 55 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 5 February).

It takes the cumulative total to 11,306 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,368 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 315 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – a decrease of 134 (-29.8%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 173.3 new cases per 100,000 people (365 cases in the week to 1 February). That’s down from 233.6 in the previous seven days (492 cases in the week to 25 January).

The English national average is 257.6, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 201.7.

There have been three more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area, and 18 in the last seven days (down 13 / 41.9%).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 31 January:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 31 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
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe30227.8-10 (-25.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University27281.53 (12.5%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood26281.7-11 (-29.7%)
Tang Hall25220.4-3 (-10.7%)
Heworth South & The Groves23201.0-2 (-8.0%)
Clifton Without & Skelton22258.6-9 (-29.0%)
Huntington22320.110 (83.3%)
Osbaldwick20238.0-5 (-20.0%)
Acomb19181.5-8 (-29.6%)
South Bank & Dringhouses19243.61 (5.6%)
Haxby18313.4-7 (-28.0%)
Holgate East15165.0-1 (-6.2%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South14166.5-3 (-17.6%)
New Earswick13226.0-13 (-50.0%)
Wigginton13213.10 (0.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park13139.2-17 (-56.7%)
Clifton North12138.4-10 (-45.5%)
Holgate West11117.4-14 (-56.0%)
Strensall11157.8-12 (-52.2%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe10120.5-8 (-44.4%)
Heworth North & Stockton992.6-15 (-62.5%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake692.6-1 (-14.3%)
York City Centre
644.5-15 (-71.4%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham578.4-3 (-37.5%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 1 February there had been 149 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down by 76 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 25 January, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 7.3%. That’s down from 9.61% last week. The national and regional averages are 9.6% and 8.2% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 10,309 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 9,277 of the cases have been completed (90%). Altogether 24,347 contacts have been identified and 18,172 of these have been traced (74.6%).

Cases in care homes: As at 4 February, 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 4 February.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 31 January there were 28 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 22 January, 293 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (165 in hospital, 105 in care homes, 16 at home and seven in a hospice). That is 30 more – 19 in hospital, eight in care homes, two at home and one in a hospice – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 139.1, which is lower than the national average of 171.7.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 3 February, there were 119 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital. There were ten confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 3 February 37,673 York residents has received the first dose and 1,034 had received both doses.

In North Yorkshire, there were 135 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 26,326  – an infection rate of 4,259.5 cases per 100K.

There are 1,642 cases in Ryedale (up nine), 4,247 in Selby (up 17), 6,812 in Harrogate (up 35), 3,734 in Hambleton (up 21), 5,067 in Scarborough (up 22), 2,283 in Richmondshire (up 19) and 2,541 in Craven (up 12).

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

That takes the total to 518 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: 3,911,573 (3,892,459)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 19,114 (20,634)
  • Total number UK deaths: 111,264 (110,250)
  • Daily UK deaths: 1,014 (915)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 11,306 (11,251)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 26,326 (26,191)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 15,487 (15,410)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 10,971,047 as of 4 February (10,490,487)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 505,993 as of 4 February (501,957)