Friday update: More than 600 children have coronavirus in York

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Another 324 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 28 January).

That takes the cumulative case total to 46,843 – giving an overall infection rate of 22,199.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 2,117 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 219 (11.5%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 933.6 new cases per 100,000 people (1,970 cases in the week to 24 January). That’s up from 852.1 in the previous seven days (1,798 cases in the week to 17 January).

The English national average is 1,004.7, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 1,014.4.

There was one coronavirus death in the City of York Council area reported today, and four in the last seven days (as at 28 January).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 23 January:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 23 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
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe1381038.840 (40.8%)
Fulford, Heslington & University1221247.763 (106.8%)
South Bank & Dringhouses1181486.544 (59.5%)
Acomb1171118.514 (13.6%)
Clifton North1031182.322 (27.2%)
Heworth South & The Groves100877.717 (20.5%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood981078.8-5 (-4.9%)
Heworth North & Stockton981013.219 (24.1%)
Tang Hall96854.312 (14.3%)
Clifton Without & Skelton85995.3-13 (-13.3%)
York City Centre77552.70 (0.0%)
Holgate West76813.5-16 (-17.4%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe75904.81 (1.4%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park75802.4-27 (-26.5%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South70840.9-17 (-19.5%)
Holgate East68750.1-14 (-17.1%)
Osbaldwick62726.9-8 (-11.9%)
Huntington60881.311 (22.4%)
Strensall58835.4-23 (-28.4%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake57883.6-17 (-23.0%)
New Earswick52896.2-6 (-10.3%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham44697.213 (41.9%)
Haxby37647.3-7 (-15.9%)
Wigginton36594.73 (9.1%)

Weekly data

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

  • Delta: 0.21% of cases
  • Delta ‘Plus’: 0.13% of cases
  • Omicron: 99.66% of cases

Symptomatic Covid: As at 27 January, the Covid Symptom App estimates 3,353 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,087 people). It was 3,305 last week.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 46th 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 39th last week.

Rate aged 60+: The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 16 January-22 January for people aged 60+ in York was 272.5 (136 cases). The national and regional averages were 374.3 and 389.7 respectively.

Case rates by age: Case rates are currently highest in the following age ranges: 5-9 (2,984 per 100,000); 10-14 (2,229); 40-44 (1,426) and 35-39 (1,233).

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 23 January, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 20.9% (it was 29.4% last week). The national and regional averages are 23.9% and 19% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only is 3.5% (it was 5.0% last week). The national average is 5.7%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March 2021 and 21 January 2022, 15,933 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 13,227 (83.0%) were successful and 2,706 (17.0%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 21 January 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 19 care homes affected last week. The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases) in a residential care setting was reported in one home on 26 January.

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 24 January there were 627 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 59 schools, up from 515 children last week.

University cases: As at 21 January, University of York reported 294 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid-19 test (up from 202 the week before). The peak number was 331 on the 19 October 2020. As at 24 January, York St John University reported 43 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid test (down from 49last week). The peak number was 131 on 10 January 2022.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 14 January, 451 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (270 in hospital, 142 in care homes, 31 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s up three on the last update. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 213.7 – which is lower than the national average of 269.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 25 January, there were 97 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 77 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January 2021. There was one confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, down two.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 26 January, 158,256 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (88.8% of people aged 16+); and 151,237 have had both doses (84.8% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 26 January, 5,507 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 65.7% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

Booster vaccinations: As at 26 January November, 122,834 eligible York residents have received the booster vaccine. This represents 70.4% of the estimated 18+ population of York.

In North Yorkshire, there were 915 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 136,681 – an infection rate of 22,023.7 cases per 100K.

North Yorkshire Covid-19 data 28 Jan 2022

Council areaNew casesTotal casesCase rateTotal deaths

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

That takes the total to 771 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

Today there are 163 Covid patients in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals) – down three. Four are in the intensive care unit – no change.

Today’s key figures: 28 Jan 2022

People tested positive:89,17696,871
Total of people tested positive in the UK:16,333,98016,245,474
Daily UK deaths:277338
Total number UK deaths:155,317155,040
Confirmed cases in York:46,84346,519
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:136,681135,766
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:78,75878,260
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 104
Total: 163,867
Daily: 85
Total: 163,763
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 87
Total: 152,852
Daily: 147
Total: 152,765
People vaccinated in York – boosterDaily: 212
Total: 123,150
Daily: 197
Total: 122,938
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 15,706
Total: 52,297,579
Daily: 15,358
Total: 52,281,873
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 29,948
Total: 48,314,633
Daily: 30,919
Total: 48,284,685
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 52,956
Total: 37,157,898
Daily: 54,464
Total: 37,104,942