Friday update: No new coronavirus cases in York – and no new deaths

York Hospital. Photograph: YorkMix

Here’s a double dose of good news as we head into the weekend.

There have been no new coronavirus cases in York today (Friday, 5 June) – and no further deaths at the NHS Trust.

The total of confirmed cases in the city is still 462 – an infection rate of 220.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In North Yorkshire there’s been an increase of four, taking the total to 1,317, an infection rate of 214.3 per 100K.

There are 79 cases in Ryedale, 137 in Selby, 307 in Harrogate and 307 in Scarborough.

Meanwhile Public Health England have today revealed that the R value – the rate of transmission – is 0.89 in Yorkshire and the North East, based on the latest official estimates.

There have been no further coronavirus-related deaths in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the 24 hours up to 5pm yesterday – leaving the total at 210 for the fifth day running.

Here are some of the key figures (yesterday’s numbers in brackets):

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 283,311 (281,661)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 1,650 (1,805)
  • Total number UK deaths: 40,261 (39,904)
  • Daily UK deaths: 357 (176)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 462 (462)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 1,317 (1,313)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 926 (927)