Friday update: One further coronavirus case confirmed in York – but number of positive tests stays low

Social distancing signs near Shambles. Photograph: YorkMix

There has been one more coronavirus case confirmed in York today (Friday, 31 July).

That takes the total cumulative figure to 924 – giving an infection rate of 440.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In North Yorkshire there were six new cases, taking the total to 2,572 – an infection rate of 418.5 cases per 100K.

There are 135 cases in Ryedale (no change), 321 in Selby (no change), 727 in Harrogate (up three) and 562 in Scarborough (up one).

Today’s weekly update from City of York Council showed no further deaths reported by the Office for National Statistics in the week up to 17 July – the total stayed at 168, including 73 in care homes. That was the same as the week before.

There is no update yet on the weekly infection rate.

The rate of positive Pillar 2 coronavirus tests in the week to 28 July is 0.46% (six positives out of 1,294 tests). The positivity rate in York is lower than national (1.2%) and regional (2.0%) averages.

There are no more coronavirus related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – the total remains at 214, a number that has stayed the same for six weeks.

The total includes 134 in York Hospital and 80 in Scarborough.

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

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 303,181 (302,301)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 880 (846)
  • Total number UK deaths: 46,119 (45,999)
  • Daily UK deaths: 120 (38)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 924 (923)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 2,572 (2,566)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 1,654 (1,653)