Friday update: Number of coronavirus cases DROPS by 69 in York – after change in the reporting rules

An upside-down coronavirus sign on Coney Street. Photograph: YorkMix

The total of number of people who have had coronavirus in York dropped by 69 today (Friday, 9 April).

That is because the health authorities have changed the way cases are reported – removing some positive rapid lateral flow test results from the figures. You can find the full details here. Across the country, 8,010 cases have been removed.

It reduces the cumulative York total to 12,156 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,771.6 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 20 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down nine (-31%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 11.4 new cases per 100,000 people (24 cases in the week to 5 April). That’s down from 22.8 in the previous seven days (48 cases in the week to 29 March).

The English national average is 31.9, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 68.1.

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area today, and one in the last seven days (no change).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 4 April:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 4 April

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
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe538.03 (150.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses564.13 (150.0%)
Holgate West442.7-4 (-50.0%)
Acomb0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe0-2 (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, Heslington & University0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Heworth North & Stockton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Heworth South & The Groves0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Holgate East0-2 (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
Strensall0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Tang Hall0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
York City Centre
0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 5 April there had been 73 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 58 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 Red. It was Red last week. This is due to a higher than expected number of cases on two occasions in the most recent 14 day monitoring period.

Testing: As at 6 April, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 0.67%. That’s down from 0.71% last week. The national and regional averages are 1.8% and 4.1% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.1%. The national average is 0.8%.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 11,349 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 10,247 of the cases have been completed (90.3%). Altogether 26,455 contacts have been identified and 20,070 of these have been traced (75.9%).

Cases in care homes: As at 8 April, there were no care homes 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 5 April March there were seven children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across three schools, down from six the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 19 March, 386 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (226 in hospital, 131 in care homes, 21 at home and eight in a hospice). This data hasn’t been updated since last week.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 31 March, there were nine confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were three confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 7 April 93,351 York residents had received the first dose (44.3% of the population) and 16,734 had received both doses (7.9% of the population).

For the reasons outlined above, the North Yorkshire cumulative total dropped by 60 to 29,369  today – an infection rate of 4,751.9 cases per 100K.

There are 1,856 cases in Ryedale (down 11), 4,867 in Selby (down two), 7,583 in Harrogate (down 25), 4,173 in Hambleton (down 11), 5,511 in Scarborough (down eight), 2,601 in Richmondshire (down one) and 2,778 in Craven (down two).

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today. The last death was on Thursday, 8 April.

That leaves the total at 585 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: 4,365,461 (4,370,321)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 3,150 (3,030)
  • Total number UK deaths: 127,040 (126,980)
  • Daily UK deaths: 60 (53)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,156 (12,225)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 29,369 (29,429)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 17,895 (17,915)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 31,903,366 as of 8 April (31,807,124)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 6,541,174 as of 8 April (6,091,905)