Friday update: One area of York now has more than 100 coronavirus cases

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A further 123 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 19 November).

That takes the cumulative case total to 27,782 – giving an overall infection rate of 13,166.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 938 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 134 (16.7%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 445.0 new cases per 100,000 people (939 cases in the week to 15 November). That’s up from 368.2 in the previous seven days (777 cases in the week to 8 November).

The English national average is 392.7, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 374.9.

There was one coronavirus death in the City of York Council area reported today, and one in the last seven days (as at 19 November).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 14 November:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 14 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 & Wheldrake1041,612.282 (372.7%)
Acomb64611.99 (16.4%)
Heworth South & The Groves63552.926 (70.3%)
Holgate West53567.311 (26.2%)
Wigginton52859.125 (92.6%)
Haxby45787.317 (60.7%)
Clifton Without & Skelton44515.21 (2.3%)
South Bank & Dringhouses42529.11 (2.4%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe39470.56 (18.2%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood39429.31 (2.6%)
Holgate East37408.2-3 (-7.5%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park36385.2-11 (-23.4%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe34255.92 (6.2%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South32384.411 (52.4%)
Tang Hall32284.8-2 (-5.9%)
Osbaldwick31363.50 (0.0%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham28443.7-3 (-9.7%)
Clifton North27309.99 (50.0%)
Strensall27388.9-5 (-15.6%)
Huntington25367.25 (25.0%)
York City Centre25179.4-13 (-34.2%)
Heworth North & Stockton21217.1-9 (-30.0%)
New Earswick20344.74 (25.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University17173.9-2 (-10.5%)

Weekly data

Symptomatic Covid: As at 18 November, the Covid Symptom App estimates 1,454 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,038 people). It was 1,724 last week. The peak was 2,060 on 7 November.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 111th 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 97th last week.

Rate aged 60+: The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 7-13 November for people aged 60+ in York was 202.3 (101 cases). The national and regional averages were 180.5 and 201.2 respectively.

Case rates by age: Case rates are currently highest in the following age ranges: 10-14 (1,608 per 100,000); 5-9 (886) and 40-44 (748).

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 November, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 15.8% (it was 14.0% last week). The national and regional averages are 14.2% and 15% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.6% (it was 1.4% last week). The national average is 1.7%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 12 November, 8,272 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 7,496 (90.6%) were successful and 776 (9.4%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 18 November there were seven 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 15 November there were 296 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 42 schools, up from 239 children the week before.

University cases: As at 12 November, University of York reported 32 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 8 November, York St John University reported 8 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 5 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). The data has not been updated 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 251.05.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 16 November, there were 50 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 53 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were four confirmed Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit, up from three last week.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 17 November, 155,125 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (87.0% of people aged 16+); and 146,007 have had both doses (81.9% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 17 November, 3,755 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 44.8% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

Booster vaccinations: As at 17 November, 42,782 eligible York residents have received the booster vaccine.

In North Yorkshire, there were 442 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 82,697 – an infection rate of 13,325.1 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 5,861 cases in Ryedale (up 33) – 512.3 case rate per 100K
  • 13,455 in Selby (up 76) – 645.6
  • 23,116 in Harrogate (up 104) – 544.1
  • 11,342 in Hambleton (up 90) – 401.4
  • 14,918 in Scarborough (up 78) – 526
  • 6,544 in Richmondshire (up 36) – 428.1
  • 7,461 in Craven (up 25) – 308.7.

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

That takes the total to 699 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were three coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 14 November, and 72 patients in hospital on 16 November. In the previous seven days, 48 Covid patients were admitted – up 13.


Today’s key figures: 19 Nov 2021

People tested positive:44,24246,807
Total of people tested positive in the UK:9,766,1539,721,916
Daily UK deaths:157199
Total number UK deaths:143,716143,559
Confirmed cases in York:27,78227,659
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:82,69782,255
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:47,73647,502
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseNot availableDaily: 217
Total: 158,880
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseNot availableDaily: 56
Total: 146,053
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 28,880
Total: 50,707,953
Daily: 33,092
Total: 50,679,073
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 20,650
Total: 46,108,608
Daily: 22,120
Total: 46,087,958
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 387,057
Total: 14,266,368
Daily: 384,421
Total: 13,879,311