Friday update: Number of York children with coronavirus falls

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A further 88 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 8 October).

That takes the cumulative case total to 22,755 – giving an overall infection rate of 10,783.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 492 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 15 (-3.0%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 232.2 new cases per 100,000 people. The English national average is 333.6, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 408.6.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and two in the last seven days (as at 8 October).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 3 October:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 3 October

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
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood36396.310 (38.5%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe33398.15 (17.9%)
Holgate West33353.219 (135.7%)
Strensall29417.7-18 (-38.3%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park27288.98 (42.1%)
Holgate East26286.88 (44.4%)
Wigginton26429.54 (18.2%)
South Bank & Dringhouses25314.93 (13.6%)
Haxby24419.9-17 (-41.5%)
Acomb23219.9-1 (-4.2%)
Clifton Without & Skelton23269.31 (4.5%)
Heworth North & Stockton23237.85 (27.8%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham23364.4-6 (-20.7%)
Huntington19279.14 (26.7%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South18216.20 (0.0%)
New Earswick15258.5-2 (-11.8%)
Fulford, Heslington & University14143.20 (0.0%)
Clifton North13149.2-7 (-35.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves13114.1-6 (-31.6%)
Osbaldwick11129.0-2 (-15.4%)
Tang Hall1197.9-4 (-26.7%)
York City Centre1179.0-7 (-38.9%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe1075.3-8 (-44.4%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake462.0-4 (-50.0%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 1 October there had been 67 Covid phone triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 51 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 6 October, the Covid Symptom App estimates 492 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,199 people). It was 645 last week. The peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 38th 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 35th 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.

Testing: As at 1 October, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 9.39%. That’s up from 8.73% last week. The national and regional averages are 11.9% and 15.8% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.5% (it was 0.6% last week). The national average is 1.3%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 1 October, 5,589 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 5,030 (90%) were successful and 559 (10%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 6 October there were two care homes in the City of York Council area with confirmed Covid-19 infection (at least 1 case of either a staff member or resident).

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 20 September there were 190 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 39 schools, down from 233 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 24 September, 420 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (245 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 27 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up six on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 199.04 – which is lower than the national average of 243.42.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 5 October, there were 41 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 35 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There was one confirmed Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit, down from four as last week.

Total vaccinations: As at 6 October, 153,201 York residents had had the first dose of the vaccine (85.9% of people aged 16+); and 142,635 had had both doses (80.0% of people aged 16+).

In North Yorkshire, there were 414 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 63,986 – an infection rate of 10,310.2 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 4,146 cases in Ryedale (up 40) – 264.3 case rate per 100K
  • 10,506 in Selby (up 91) – 428.6
  • 17,488 in Harrogate (up 114) – 547.8
  • 8,935 in Hambleton (up 40) – 411.2
  • 11,678 in Scarborough (up 76) – 449.7
  • 5,303 in Richmondshire (up 21) – 290.3
  • 5,930 in Craven (up 32) – 383.7.

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

That leaves the total at 656 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were eight coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 3 October, and 38 in the previous seven days (up seven).

Today’s key figures

Daily total of people tested positive:36,06040,701
Total of people tested positive in the UK:8,081,3008,046,390
Daily UK deaths:127122
Total number UK deaths:137,541137,417
Confirmed cases in York:22,75522,667
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:63,98663,572
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:38,45838,223
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 67
Total: 153,257
Daily: 757
Total: 153,190
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 96
Total: 142,731
Daily: 158
Total: 142,635
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 33,029
Total: 49,101,734
Daily: 32,828
Total: 49,068,705
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 28,656
Total: 45,107,185
Daily: 28,576
Total: 45,078,529