Friday update: One area of York now has more than 50 Covid cases

A social distancing site next to College Green in York. Photograph: YorkMix

A further 84 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 25 June).

That takes the cumulative case total to 13,223 – giving an overall infection rate of 6,278.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 468 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 275 (142.5%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 170.0 new cases per 100,000 people (358 cases in the week to 21 June). That’s up from 79.3 in the previous seven days (167 cases in the week to 14 June).

The English national average is 105.2, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 118.9.

There have been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and none in the last seven days (as at 25 June).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 20 June:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 20 June

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, Heslington & University52542.241 (372.7%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe38288.621 (123.5%)
York City Centre35259.722 (169.2%)
Tang Hall25220.46 (31.6%)
Osbaldwick21249.915 (250.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton16164.612 (300.0%)
Clifton North12138.41 (9.1%)
Heworth South & The Groves12104.94 (50.0%)
Holgate West12128.15 (100.0%)
Holgate East999.00 (0.0%)
Wigginton9147.67 (350.0%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South895.2-2 (-20.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake7108.01 (16.7%)
Haxby7121.94 (133.3%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe672.31 (20.0%)
Huntington687.34 (200.0%)
Strensall686.14 (200.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses564.12 (66.7%)
Clifton Without & Skelton447.00 (0.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park442.8-2 (-33.3%)
Acomb328.7-1 (-25.0%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham347.1-2 (-40.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood332.5-1 (-25.0%)
New Earswick0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A

York data

Triage: As at 21 June there had been 101 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 93 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 17 June, the Covid Symptom App estimates 589 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,787 people). It was 582 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 108th 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 84th 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 22 June, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 7.82%. That’s up from 5.6% last week. The national and regional averages are 4.9% and 6.6% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.4% (down from 0.5%). The national average is 0.6%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 18 June, 471 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 442 (93.8%) were successful and 29 (6.2%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 23 June, there were two care home 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 by PHE on 24 June. 

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 14 June there were 26 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across seven schools, up from 18 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 11 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). That’s no change. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.49 which is lower than the national average of 232.61.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 22 June, there were six confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, up from four the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were no confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

In North Yorkshire, there were 130 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 31,715 – an infection rate of 5,131.4 cases per 100K.

There are 1,962 cases in Ryedale (up ten), 5,561 in Selby (up 15), 8,204 in Harrogate (up 34), 4,377 in Hambleton (up 17), 5,758 in Scarborough (up 16), 2,803 in Richmondshire (up 18) and 3,050 in Craven (up 20).

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

That leaves the total at 593 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death was reported on 15 June.

There was one coronavirus patient admitted to the trust on 20 June, and six in the previous seven days (up three).

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,699,868 (4,684,572)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 15,810 (16,703)
  • Total number UK deaths: 128,066 (128,048)
  • Daily UK deaths: 18 (21)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 13,223 (13,139)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 31,715 (31,585)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 19,057 (19,009)
  • People vaccinated in York on 24 June – 1st dose: 743 (133,901 in total)
  • People vaccinated in York on 24 June – 2nd dose: 209 (92,647 in total)
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 43,877,861 as of 24 June (43,656,327)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 32,085,916 as of 24 June (31,908,103)