Friday update: Rise in child cases of coronavirus in York – as school testing starts

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There were eight coronavirus cases confirmed in York today (Friday, 12 March).

It takes the cumulative total to 12,037 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,715.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 107 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – no change week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 51.3 new cases per 100,000 people (108 cases in the week to 8 March). That’s down from 55.1 in the previous seven days (116 cases in the week to 1 March).

It was 52.2 yesterday.

The English national average is 59.6, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 99.9.

There have been no more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area, and two in the last seven days (no change).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 7 March:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 7 March

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
Clifton Without & Skelton12141.04 (50.0%)
Strensall12172.16 (100.0%)
New Earswick9156.57 (350.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton882.35 (166.7%)
Acomb766.92 (40.0%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe753.2-1 (-12.5%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park774.90 (0.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses676.9-13 (-68.4%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood665.03 (100.0%)
Clifton North446.10 (0.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves435.00 (0.0%)
Holgate West442.7-9 (-69.2%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe336.21 (50.0%)
Huntington343.71 (50.0%)
Wigginton349.21 (50.0%)
York City Centre
322.30 (0.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Fulford, Heslington & University0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Holgate East0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Osbaldwick0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Rawcliffe & Clifton South0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Tang Hall0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 8 March there had been 74 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down by six 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: As at 8 March, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 1.82%. That’s down from 3.06% last week. The national and regional averages are 2.7% and 4.7% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 11,166 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 10,064 of the cases have been completed (90.1%). Altogether 25,923 contacts have been identified and 19,627 of these have been traced (75.7%).

Cases in care homes: As at 11 March, there were two care home in the York area with at least one case of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 8 March there were 34 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, up from five the week before. Widespread testing of secondary school aged children took place prior to the return to school on 8 March. The majority of children who tested positive were of secondary school age.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 26 February, 374 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (218 in hospital, 128 in care homes, 20 at home and eight in a hospice). That is seven more – three in hospital, three in care homes and one in a hospice – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 177.6, which is lower than the national average of 220.0.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 10 March, there were 26 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down from 33 the week before. There were seven confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 10 March 70,334 York residents has received the first dose and 3,402 had received both doses. That means 33.4% of the total population of York have received the first dose.

In North Yorkshire, there were 62 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 28,553  – an infection rate of 4,619.8 cases per 100K.

There are 1,817 cases in Ryedale (up seven), 4,639 in Selby (up six), 7,428 in Harrogate (up nine), 4,103 in Hambleton (up seven), 5,350 in Scarborough (up ten), 2,525 in Richmondshire (up 15) and 2,683 in Craven (up eight).

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

That leaves the total at 580 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,248,286 (4,241,677)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 6,609 (6,753)
  • Total number UK deaths: 125,343 (125,168)
  • Daily UK deaths: 175 (181)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,037 (12,029)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 28,553 (28,491)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 17,175 (17,121)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 23,314,525 as of 11 March (23,053,716)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 1,445,078 as of 11 March (1,351,515)