Friday update: One third of York 12-15 year olds have now had the coronavirus vaccine

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Another 125 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 5 November).

That takes the cumulative case total to 26,040 – giving an overall infection rate of 12,340.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 929 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 53 (6.1%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 437.9 new cases per 100,000 people (924 cases in the week to 1 November). That’s down from 450.2 in the previous seven days (950 cases in the week to 25 October).

The English national average is 411.7, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 421.1.

There were two coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and four in the last seven days (as at 5 November).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 31 October:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 31 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 *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
Acomb89850.90 (0.0%)
Holgate East82904.69 (12.3%)
South Bank & Dringhouses68856.60 (0.0%)
Holgate West64685.15 (8.8%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park50534.9-7 (-12.3%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham46728.9-13 (-22.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe44530.813 (41.9%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe43323.716 (59.3%)
Tang Hall41364.911 (36.7%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood40440.3-15 (-27.3%)
Fulford, Heslington & University39398.920 (105.3%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake35542.619 (118.8%)
Clifton Without & Skelton32374.7-22 (-40.7%)
Heworth North & Stockton30310.2-3 (-9.1%)
Wigginton28462.60 (0.0%)
York City Centre28201.0-12 (-30.0%)
Clifton North27309.9-4 (-12.9%)
Strensall23331.310 (76.9%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South22264.3-12 (-35.3%)
Haxby21367.4-12 (-36.4%)
Huntington21308.512 (133.3%)
Osbaldwick21246.2-13 (-38.2%)
Heworth South & The Groves20175.5-12 (-37.5%)
New Earswick19327.50 (0.0%)

Weekly data

Symptomatic Covid: As at 4 November, the Covid Symptom App estimates 2,125 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,155 people). It was 1,191 last week. The previous peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 94th 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 64th 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 31 October, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 16.7% (it was 15.3% last week). The national and regional averages are 15.9% and 16.3% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.7% (it was 1% last week). The national average is 1.7%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 29 October, 7,388 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 6,709 (90.8%) were successful and 679 (9.2%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 3 November there were four 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 1 November there were 357 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 43 schools, down from 439 children the week before.

University cases: As at 29 October, University of York reported 34 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. York St John University hasn’t updated its figures since 25 October, when 18 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 22 October, 426 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (249 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 29 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up three on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 201.9 – which is lower than the national average of 248.1.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 2 November, there were 59 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 58 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 3 November, 154,430 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (86.6% of people aged 16+); and 145,128 have had both doses (81.4% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 3 November, 2,688 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 32.1% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

In North Yorkshire, there were 395 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 76,697 – an infection rate of 12,358.3 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 5,312 cases in Ryedale (up 36) – 535.7 case rate per 100K
  • 12,347 in Selby (up 51) – 455.8
  • 21,499 in Harrogate (up 132) – 590.5
  • 10,550 in Hambleton (up 48) – 471
  • 13,787 in Scarborough (up 73) – 517.8
  • 6,093 in Richmondshire (up 25) – 472.7
  • 7,109 in Craven (up 30) – 453.5.

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

That leaves the total at 686 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were eight coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 31 October, and 78 patients in hospital on 2 November.

Today’s key figures

Daily total of people tested positive:34,02937,269
Total of people tested positive in the UK:9,241,9169,208,219
Daily UK deaths:193214
Total number UK deaths:141,588141,395
Confirmed cases in York:26,04025,915
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:76,69776,302
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:44,67944,437
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 0
Total: 157,118
Daily: 0
Total: 157,118
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 0
Total: 145,164
Daily: 0
Total: 145,164
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 43,731
Total: 50,156,656
Daily: 41,242
Total: 50,112,925
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 20,482
Total: 45,790,934
Daily: 17,965
Total: 45,770,452
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 334,398
Total: 9,347,074
Daily: 359,834
Total: 9,012,676