Friday update: Number of York schoolchildren with coronavirus triples in a week

A sign outside an entrance to St Peter's School, York. Photograph: YorkMix

A further 128 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 9 July).

That takes the cumulative case total to 14,913 – giving an overall infection rate of 7,080.6 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 879 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 68 (8.4%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 395.5 new cases per 100,000 people (833 cases in the week to 5 July). That’s up from 362.3 in the previous seven days (763 cases in the week to 28 June).

The English national average is 275.6, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 348.9.

As of Friday 9 July, the University of York had 110 individuals who were currently self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid-19 test (down from 240 last week).

There have been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and one in the last seven days (as at 9 July).

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

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

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
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe81615.225 (44.6%)
Tang Hall79696.415 (23.4%)
Acomb67640.040 (148.1%)
Fulford, Heslington & University63656.9-26 (-29.2%)
Heworth South & The Groves49428.214 (40.0%)
York City Centre48356.2-7 (-12.7%)
Holgate West45480.325 (125.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood40433.45 (14.3%)
Clifton North39449.918 (85.7%)
Osbaldwick36428.312 (50.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park34363.97 (25.9%)
South Bank & Dringhouses32410.25 (18.5%)
Heworth North & Stockton31318.88 (34.8%)
Clifton Without & Skelton30352.61 (3.4%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South27321.21 (3.8%)
Holgate East24264.12 (9.1%)
Strensall20286.91 (5.3%)
Huntington19276.55 (35.7%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake18277.87 (63.6%)
Haxby18313.411 (157.1%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe17204.94 (30.8%)
Wigginton17278.7-2 (-10.5%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham16251.0-5 (-23.8%)
New Earswick15260.87 (87.5%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 6 July there had been 71 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 107 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 6 July, the Covid Symptom App estimates 723 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,807 people). It was 554 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 119th 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 127th 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 6 July, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 13.67%. That’s down from 13.89% last week. The national and regional averages are 10.2% and 13.5% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.0% (up from 0.9%). The national average is 1.1%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 2 July, 1,239 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 1,158 (93.5%) were successful and 81 (6.5%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 7 July, there were three care homes in the York area with any cases of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident. The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases of either a staff member or resident) in a residential care setting in York was reported in one home on 2 July. 

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 5 July there were 107 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 34 schools, up from 34 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 18 June, 397 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (228 in hospital, 136 in care homes, 25 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.49 which is lower than the national average of 232.76.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 7 July, there were 15 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, up from five the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There was one confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Total vaccinations: As at 7 July, 143,963 York residents had had the first dose (82.5% of adults); and 100,904 had had the second vaccine (57.9% of adults).

In North Yorkshire, there were 355 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 35,067 – an infection rate of 5,673.8 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 2,132 cases in Ryedale (up 11) – case rate 175.2 per 100K
  • 6,095 in Selby (up 47) – 304.6
  • 9,225 in Harrogate (up 90) – 351.3
  • 4,895 in Hambleton (up 143) – 247.8
  • 6,269 in Scarborough (up 63) – 208.7
  • 3,130 in Richmondshire (up 46) – 282.9
  • 3,321 in Craven (up 20) – 262.5.

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

That leaves the total at 594 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death was reported on 5 July.

There were six coronavirus patients admitted to the trust on 4 July, and 13 in the previous seven days (up six).

Here are the updated figures (yesterday’s numbers in brackets):

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 5,058,093 (5,022,893)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 35,707 (32,551)
  • Total number UK deaths: 128,365 (128,336)
  • Daily UK deaths: 29 (35)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 14,913 (14,785)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 35,067 (34,712)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 20,610 (20,394)
  • People vaccinated in York on 8 July – 1st dose: 532; 143,970 in total
  • People vaccinated in York on 8 July – 2nd dose: 763; 101,508 in total
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 45,697,875 as of 8 July (45,601,445)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 34,374,246 as of 8 July (34,198,779)