Friday update: No Covid deaths in the York NHS Trust for a week

York Hospital. Photograph: YorkMix

Another 16 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 26 March).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,176 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,781.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 77 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 15 (24.2%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 32.3 new cases per 100,000 people (68 cases in the week to 22 March). That’s down from 33.2 in the previous seven days (70 cases in the week to 15 March).

The English national average is 57.5, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 112.

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area today, and one in the last seven days (down two / -66.7%).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 21 March:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 21 March

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
Holgate East999.07 (350.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves543.7-5 (-50.0%)
Strensall571.70 (0.0%)
Holgate West442.70 (0.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses451.30 (0.0%)
Tang Hall435.31 (33.3%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood443.31 (33.3%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe336.21 (50.0%)
Haxby352.20 (0.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton330.90 (0.0%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South335.7-2 (-40.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park332.1-6 (-66.7%)
Acomb0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Clifton North0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Clifton Without & Skelton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Fulford, Heslington & University0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Huntington0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
New Earswick0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Osbaldwick0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
York City Centre
0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 22 March there had been 56 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 74 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 23 March, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 1.58%. That’s up from 1.28% last week. The national and regional averages are 2.6% and 5.2% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 11,301 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 10,191 of the cases have been completed (90.2%). Altogether 26,290 contacts have been identified and 19,909 of these have been traced (75.7%).

Cases in care homes: As at 25 March, there was one care home in the York area with at least one case of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 22 March there were 16 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 11 schools, down from 22 the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 12 March, 383 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (223 in hospital, 131 in care homes, 21 at home and eight in a hospice). That is five more – three in hospital, and two in care homes – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 181.5, which is lower than the national average of 226.1.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 23 March, there were 14 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down from 17 the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were four confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 24 March 87,887 York residents has received the first dose and 7,441 had received both doses. That means 41.7% of the total population of York have received the first dose.

In North Yorkshire, there were 50 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 29,132  – an infection rate of 4,713.5 cases per 100K.

There are 1,857 cases in Ryedale (up four), 4,776 in Selby (up ten), 7,575 in Harrogate (up 12), 4,157 in Hambleton (up one), 5,449 in Scarborough (up 12), 2,587 in Richmondshire (up six) and 2,731 in Craven (up five).

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today. It means there have been no new deaths in the trust for a week, since Friday, 19 March.

That leaves the total at 583 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: 4,325,315 (4,319,128)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 6,187 (6,397)
  • Total number UK deaths: 126,515 (126,445)
  • Daily UK deaths: 70 (63)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,176 (12,160)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 29,132 (29,082)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 17,685 (17,645)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 29,316,130 as of 25 March (28,991,188)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 3,009,863 as of 25 March (2,775,481)