Friday update: One coronavirus-related death in York and 27 new cases

A computer generated representation of Covid-19 under an electron microscope. Photograph: Felipe Esquivel Reed / Wikipedia

Another 27 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 11 December).

That takes the cumulative total to 5,858 – giving an overall infection rate of 2,781.3 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days there have been 148 positive Covid-19 tests in York – an increase of 28 (23.3%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 66.5 new cases per 100,000 people (140 cases in the week to 7 December). That’s up from 64.6 in the previous seven days (136 cases in the week to 30 November).

At the University of York, there were ten individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test today. Since the previous update on Thursday it has been notified of one new case.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 6 December:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 6 December

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
rolling rate
Acomb13124.27 (116.7%)
Holgate West10106.78 (400.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood997.5-2 (-18.2%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park996.3-3 (-25.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe896.46 (300.0%)
Holgate East888.04 (100.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses8102.60 (0.0%)
Clifton Without & Skelton782.3-4 (-36.4%)
Heworth South & The Groves761.2-2 (-22.2%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham7109.84 (133.3%)
Haxby6104.51 (20.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton661.74 (200.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake577.23 (150.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University552.1-5 (-50.0%)
Huntington572.8-4 (-44.4%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South559.53 (150.0%)
Clifton North446.1-2 (-33.3%)
Osbaldwick447.6-1 (-20.0%)
York City Centre
429.70 (0.0%)
Tang Hall326.4-11 (-78.6%)
New Earswick0-2 *Data suppressedN/AN/A
Strensall0-2 *Data suppressedN/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 *Data suppressedN/AN/A
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe0-2 *Data suppressedN/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 7 December there had been 133 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down by 24 from the week before.

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: The positivity rate in York has fallen since a peak of almost 18% in mid-October. As at 9 December, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 1.95%. That’s down from 3.87% last week. The national and regional averages are 6.1% and 5.9% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 4,680 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 4,137 of the cases have been completed (88.4%). Altogether 13,212 contacts have been identified and 7,992 of these have been traced (60.5%).

Cases in care homes: As at 10 December, there were no care homes in the York area with at least one case of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident. The latest outbreak – ie two or more cases – was reported in one home on 25 November.

Cases in schools: In the seven days to 6 December, there were eight children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, across seven schools. That’s up from eight pupils in eight schools in the previous seven days.

Covid bed occupancy at York Hospital: As at 9 December, there were 31 confirmed Covid-19 patients in general and acute beds (down from 32 the week before). Three Covid patients were in the Intensive Treatment Unit (down from six). No patients had been admitted with coronavirus in the previous 24 hours.

Recovery from Covid-19: Between 13 April and 6 December, 257 York residents had recovered and been successfully discharged from York Hospital after needing NHS care for symptoms linked to Covid-19 infection. Seven people were discharged in the most recent week.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 27 November, 196 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (95 in hospital, 86 in care homes, 11 at home and four in a hospice). That is five more – one in hospital, three in care homes, one at home – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 93.06, which is lower than the national average of 111.88.

In North Yorkshire, there were 81 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 14,285 – an infection rate of 2,311.3 cases per 100K.

There are 789 cases in Ryedale (up five), 2,266 in Selby (up 14), 3,805 in Harrogate (up 23), 1,790 in Hambleton (up five), 3,162 in Scarborough (up 22), 1,052 in Richmondshire (up five) and 1,421 in Craven (up seven).

There were two more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today – one in York Hospital and one in Scarborough.

That takes the total to 326 across the trust.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 1,809,455 (1,787,783)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 21,672 (20,964)
  • Total number UK deaths: 63,506 (63,082)
  • Daily UK deaths: 424 (516)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 5,858 (5,831)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 14,285 (14,204)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 10,526 (10,462)