Friday update: Now there are eight areas of York with next to no Covid cases

A hand sanitising station inside York Minster. Photograph: YorkMix

Another area of York has turned white on the Covid map, revealing it has next to no cases.

Wigginton is the eighth area now recording between zero and two cases.

Meanwhile, a further 13 coronavirus cases were confirmed across York today (Friday, 5 March).

It takes the cumulative total to 11,930 – giving an overall infection rate of 11,930 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 107 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – a decrease of 56 (-34.4%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 53.2 new cases per 100,000 people.

The English national average is 81.4, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 115.4.

There has been one more coronavirus-related death in the York council area, and two in the last seven days (down five / -71.4%).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 28 February:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 28 February

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
South Bank & Dringhouses19243.615 (375.0%)
Holgate West13138.86 (85.7%)
Clifton Without & Skelton894.0-3 (-27.3%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe860.8-4 (-33.3%)
Tang Hall761.7-7 (-50.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park774.92 (40.0%)
Strensall686.12 (50.0%)
Acomb547.8-6 (-54.5%)
Haxby587.0-4 (-44.4%)
Clifton North446.1-5 (-55.6%)
Fulford, Heslington & University441.72 (-33.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves435.0-3 (-42.9%)
Holgate East444.0-2 (-33.3%)
Heworth North & Stockton330.9-5 (-62.5%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood332.5-6 (-66.7%)
York City Centre
322.3-7 (-70.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 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
Rawcliffe & Clifton South0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 1 March there had been 68 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down by nine 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 1 March, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 3.06%. That’s down from 3.55% last week. The national and regional averages are 3.6% and 5.5% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 11,047 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 9,956 of the cases have been completed (90.1%). Altogether 25,655 contacts have been identified and 19,385 of these have been traced (75.6%).

Cases in care homes: As at 4 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 1 March there were five children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 19 February, 367 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (215 in hospital, 125 in care homes, 20 at home and seven in a hospice). That is 19 more – 11 in hospital, six in care homes and two at home – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 174.25, which is lower than the national average of 215.06.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 3 March, there were 33 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down from 41 the week before. There were nine confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 3 March 64,230 York residents has received the first dose and 1,139 had received both doses. That means 30.5% of the total population of York have received the first dose.

In North Yorkshire, there were 40 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 28,262  – an infection rate of 4,572.7 cases per 100K.

There are 1,792 cases in Ryedale (no change), 4,585 in Selby (up ten), 7,354 in Harrogate (up 12), 4,053 in Hambleton (up six), 5,318 in Scarborough (up five), 2,490 in Richmondshire (up three) and 2,670 in Craven (up four).

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

That takes the total to 577 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: 4,207,304 (4,201,358)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 5,947 (6,573)
  • Total number UK deaths: 124,261 (124,025)
  • Daily UK deaths: 236 (242)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 11,930 (11,917)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 28,262 (28,222)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 16,923 (16,890)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 21,358,815 as of 4 March (20,982,571)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 1,034,068 as of 4 March (963,862)