Friday update: More York children get Covid-19 – but city has few cases of new variant

A sign in Museum Gardens, York. Photograph: YorkMix

A further ten coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 4 June).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,449 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,910.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 60 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 17 (39.5%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 26.1 new cases per 100,000 people (55 cases in the week to 31 May). That’s up from 15.2 in the previous seven days (32 cases in the week to 24 May).

The English national average is 33.7, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 39.6.

There have been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area in the last seven days.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 30 May:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 30 May

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
Rawcliffe & Clifton South895.26 (300.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton772.03 (75.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves652.42 (50.0%)
Holgate East444.02 (100.0%)
Strensall457.42 (100.0%)
York City Centre
429.70 (0.0%)
Holgate West332.01 (50.0%)
Tang Hall326.41 (50.0%)
Wigginton349.21 (50.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe336.21 (50.0%)
Huntington343.71 (50.0%)
Acomb0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Clifton North0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Clifton Without & Skelton0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Fulford, Heslington & University0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
New Earswick0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Osbaldwick0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
South Bank & Dringhouses0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A

Weekly York data

Triage: As at 31 May there had been 65 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 79 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 3 June, the Covid Symptom App estimates 14 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,821 people). It was 33 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 85th 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 69th 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 Green last week.

Testing: As at 1 June, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 1.73%. That’s up from 1.02% last week. The national and regional averages are 2.1% and 2.6% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.5% (up from 0.09%). The national average is 0.3%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 28 May, 252 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 235 (93.3%) were successful and 17 (6.7%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 28 May, there were no care homes in the York area with any cases of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 31 May there were 19 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across eight schools, up from eight children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 8 May, 396 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (228 in hospital, 135 in care homes, 25 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s no change on the week before. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.02 which is lower than the national average of 232.10.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 1 June, there was one confirmed Covid-19 patient in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, up from none the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were no confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Variant of Concern: Up to 2 June, there have been fewer than five confirmed cases of the Delta Variant of Concern which was first identified in India.

In North Yorkshire, there were 13 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 30,358 – an infection rate of 4,911.9 cases per 100K.

There are 1,897 cases in Ryedale (up two), 5,253 in Selby (up five), 7,790 in Harrogate (up two), 4,254 in Hambleton (up three), 5,644 in Scarborough (down one), 2,657 in Richmondshire (no change) and 2,863 in Craven (up two).

There were no coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That leaves the total at 592 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death was reported on 3 June.

There was one coronavirus patient admitted to the trust on 30 May, and two in the last seven days.


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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,506,018 (4,499,878)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 6,238 (5,274)
  • Total number UK deaths: 127,823 (127,812)
  • Daily UK deaths: 11 (18)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,449 (12,439)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 30,358 (30,345)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 18,609 (18,598)
  • People vaccinated in York on 3 June – 1st dose: 120,184 in total
  • People vaccinated in York on 3 June – 2nd dose: 80,504 in total
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 39,949,694 as of 3 June (39,758,428)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 26,799,944 as of 3 June (26,422,303)