Friday update: Number of York children with coronavirus rises – but city case rate falls

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Another 110 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 26 November).

That takes the cumulative case total to 28,432 – giving an overall infection rate of 13,526.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 760 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 178 (-19%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 391 new cases per 100,000 people (825 cases in the week to 22 November).

The English national average is 433.2, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 376.4.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and one in the last seven days (as at 25 November).

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

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

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
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake59914.6-45 (-43.3%)
Clifton Without & Skelton55644.011 (25.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe54651.515 (38.5%)
Tang Hall47418.315 (46.9%)
Heworth North & Stockton44454.923 (109.5%)
Wigginton44726.9-8 (-15.4%)
Acomb43411.1-21 (-32.8%)
Holgate West37396.1-16 (-30.2%)
Heworth South & The Groves36316.0-27 (-42.9%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe34255.90 (0.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University33337.515 (83.3%)
Holgate East33364.0-4 (-10.8%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park33353.1-3 (-8.3%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood31341.3-8 (-20.5%)
Osbaldwick30351.7-1 (-3.2%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South30360.4-2 (-6.2%)
South Bank & Dringhouses30377.9-12 (-28.6%)
Haxby29507.3-16 (-35.6%)
New Earswick25430.95 (25.0%)
Clifton North24275.5-3 (-11.1%)
Huntington24352.5-1 (-4.0%)
Strensall19273.7-8 (-29.6%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham16253.5-11 (-40.7%)
York City Centre15107.7-10 (-40.0%)

Weekly data

Symptomatic Covid: As at 25 November, the Covid Symptom App estimates 1,585 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,029 people). It was 1,454 last week. The peak was 2,060 on 7 November.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 78th 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 111th last week.

Rate aged 60+: The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 14-20 November for people aged 60+ in York was 108.2 (54 cases). The national and regional averages were 158.2 and 160.3 respectively.

Case rates by age: Case rates are currently highest in the following age ranges: 10-14 (1,363 per 100,000); 5-9 (1,147) and 40-44 (810).

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 21 November, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 13.6% (it was 15.8% last week). The national and regional averages are 14.5% and 14.7% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.3% (it was 1.6% last week). The national average is 1.6%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 19 November, 8,634 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 7,823 (90.6%) were successful and 811 (9.4%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 25 November there were three 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 22 November there were 321 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 42 schools, up from 296 children the week before.

University cases: As at 19 November, University of York reported 29 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid-19 test. The peak number was 331 on the 19 October 2020. As at 22 November, York St John University reported 23 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid test. The peak number was 82 on 8 October 2020.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 12 November, 427 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (250 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 29 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s no change on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 202.4 – which is lower than the national average of 252.72.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 23 November, there were 35 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 50 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were three confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, down from four last week.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 24 November, 155,287 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (87.1% of people aged 16+); and 146,376 have had both doses (82.1% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 24 November, 4,027 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 48.1% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

Booster vaccinations: As at 24 November, 49,314 eligible York residents have received the booster vaccine.

In North Yorkshire, there were 397 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 85,848 – an infection rate of 13,832.8 cases per 100K.

North Yorkshire Covid-19 data 26 Nov 2021

Council areaNew casesTotal casesCase rateTotal deaths

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

That takes the total to 706 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were two coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 21 November, and 50 patients in hospital on 23 November. In the previous seven days, 37 Covid patients were admitted – down 11.

Today’s key figures: 26 Nov 2021

People tested positive:50,09147,240
Total of people tested positive in the UK:10,070,84110,021,497
Daily UK deaths:160147
Total number UK deaths:144,593144,433
Confirmed cases in York:28,54228,432
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:85,84885,451
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:49,43049,174
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 160
Total: 159,474
Daily: 19
Total: 159,314
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 61
Total: 146,485
Daily: 52
Total: 146,424
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 23,579
Total: 50,875,712
Daily: 24,579
Total: 50,852,133
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 22,823
Total: 46,255,081
Daily: 23,439
Total: 46,232,258
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 396,081
Total: 16,779,656
Daily: 378,946
Total: 16,383,575