Friday update: Number of York children with coronavirus rises

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Another 61 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 17 September).

That takes the cumulative case total to 21,263 – giving an overall infection rate of 10,076.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 369 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 124 (-25.2%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 204.7 new cases per 100,000 people (432 cases).

The English national average is 287.9, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 341.2.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and one in the last seven days (as at 17 September).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 12 September:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 12 September

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
Heworth North & Stockton42434.216 (61.5%)
Acomb36344.2-16 (-30.8%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood32352.34 (14.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves27237.04 (17.4%)
York City Centre26186.64 (18.2%)
Clifton North25287.014 (127.3%)
Holgate East20220.6-6 (-23.1%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park20214.0-12 (-37.5%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe17128.0-15 (-46.9%)
Holgate West17182.0-19 (-52.8%)
Tang Hall17151.3-13 (-43.3%)
Clifton Without & Skelton16187.4-7 (-30.4%)
Osbaldwick16187.63 (23.1%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South15180.2-3 (-16.7%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake14217.0-3 (-17.6%)
Huntington14205.6-4 (-22.2%)
Haxby12209.9-8 (-40.0%)
Strensall12172.8-7 (-36.8%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe11132.7-14 (-56.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses11138.6-12 (-52.2%)
Wigginton10165.22 (25.0%)
New Earswick9155.1-7 (-43.8%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham9142.6-2 (-18.2%)
Fulford, Heslington & University440.9-8 (-66.7%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 14 September there had been 44 Covid phone triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 66 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 1 September, the Covid Symptom App estimates 610 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,257 people). It was 573 last week. The peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 11th 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 31st 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 Green. It was Green last week.

Testing: As at 14 September, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 7.55%. That’s down from 10.51% last week. The national and regional averages are 10.3% and 13.1% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.8% (0.9% as last week). The national average is 1.5%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 10 September, 4,702 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 4,200 (89.3%) were successful and 502 (10.7%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 16 September there were four 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 13 September there were 127 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, up from 80 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 3 September, 410 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (237 in hospital, 138 in care homes, 27 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up four since the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 194.30 – which is lower than the national average of 239.24.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 14 September, there were 36 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, up from 33 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were three confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, two less than last week.

Total vaccinations: As at 15 September, 152,352 York residents had had the first dose of the vaccine (85.4% of people aged 16+); and 139,660 had had both doses (78.3% of people aged 16+).

In North Yorkshire, there were 248 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 55,857 – an infection rate of 9,000.3 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 3,645 cases in Ryedale (up 14) – 251.7 case rate per 100K
  • 9,279 in Selby (up 39) – 282.5
  • 14,850 in Harrogate (up 60) – 368.9
  • 7,829 in Hambleton (up 39) – 248
  • 10,194 in Scarborough (up 56) – 371.5
  • 4,840 in Richmondshire (up 12) – 295.9
  • 5,220 in Craven (up 28) – 259.9.

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

That leaves the total at 643 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were five coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 12 September, and 42 in the previous seven days (no change).


Today’s key figures

Total of people tested positive in the UK:7,371,3017,339,009
Daily total of people tested positive:32,65126,911
Daily UK deaths:178158
Total number UK deaths:134,983134,805
Confirmed cases in York:21,26321,202
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:55,85755,609
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:34,62034,498
People vaccinated in York – 1st dose19151,760 in total
People vaccinated in York – 2nd dose226139,870 in total
People vaccinated UK – 1st dose48,528,90148,503,181
People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose44,298,07644,229,777