Friday update: One more coronavirus death at York Hospital – and a large rise in York cases

Social distancing signs near Bootham Bar, York. Photograph: YorkMix

Another 119 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 23 October).

That takes the cumulative total to 3,191 – giving an overall infection rate of 1,515.1 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 306.2 new cases per 100,000 people (645 cases in the week to 19 October). That’s up from 279.7 in the previous seven days (589 cases in the week to 12 October).

In the last seven days there have been 717 positive Covid-19 tests in York – which is up by 127 (21.5%).

At the University of York, there were 250 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test today. That includes a further 23 new cases since the previous update at 5.10pm on Thursday.

At York St John University there were 49 people self isolating due to a positive test on Thursday.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 18 October:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 18 October

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
AreaCases7 day
rolling rate
Fulford, Heslington & University1471,532.824 (19.5%)
Tang Hall47414.311 (30.6%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe39296.27 (21.9%)
Heworth North & Stockton32329.111 (52.4%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South31368.710 (47.6%)
Clifton Without & Skelton29340.913 (81.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves29253.41 (3.6%)
York City Centre
29215.2-17 (-37.0%)
Acomb25238.86 (31.6%)
Clifton North25288.46 (31.6%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood25270.913 (108.3%)
South Bank & Dringhouses24307.711 (84.6%)
Osbaldwick21249.9-1 (-4.5%)
Wigginton21344.35 (31.3%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe16192.99 (128.6%)
Holgate West16170.8-5 (-23.8%)
New Earswick16278.24 (33.3%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park15160.6-2 (-11.8%)
Holgate East13143.03 (30.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake12185.2-1 (-7.7%)
Huntington12174.60 (0.0%)
Strensall12172.1-9 (-42.9%)
Haxby8139.3-2 (-20.0%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham462.8-10 (-71.4%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 19 October there had been 317 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down 83 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 Red last week.

Testing: As at 19 October, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 16.59%. That’s up from 15.66% last week. The national and regional averages are 8.9% and 13.2 % respectively. The number of Pillar 2 tests being carried out in York is increasing.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 2,447 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 1,955 of the cases have been engaged. Altogether 7,819 ‘contacts’ have been identified and 4,682 of these have been traced (59.87%).

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 9 October, 173 deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (83 in hospital, 78 in care homes, 9 at home and 3 in a hospice). That is one more – in a care home – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 82.14 which is lower than the national average of 90.34.

In North Yorkshire, there were 156 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today, taking the cumulative total to 6,619 – an infection rate of 1,070.9 cases per 100K.

There are 370 cases in Ryedale (up four), 1,018 in Selby (up 22), 1,887 in Harrogate (up 52), 876 in Hambleton (up 26), 1,136 in Scarborough (up 22), 580 in Richmondshire (up 18) and 752 in Craven (up 12).

There was one more coronavirus-related death reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today – at York Hospital

That takes the total to 226. We don’t have an up-to-date breakdown of that figure between York and Scarborough Hospitals.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 830,998 (810,467)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 20,530 (21,242)
  • Total number UK deaths: 44,571 (44,347)
  • Daily UK deaths: 224 (189)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 3,191 (3,072)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 6,619 (6,463)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 3,823 (3,689)