Friday update: Seven areas of York now have more than 50 coronavirus cases

Shambles Market in York on Friday. Photograph: Richard McDougall

A further 203 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 8 January).

It takes the cumulative total to 8,725 – giving an overall infection rate of 4,142.6 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days there have been 1,321 positive Covid-19 tests in York – an increase of 443 (50.5%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 626.3 new cases per 100,000 people (1,319 cases in the week to 4 January). That’s up from 321.4 in the previous seven days (677 cases in the week to 28 December).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 3 January:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 3 January

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
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park1081,156.138 (54.3%)
Acomb96917.060 (166.7%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood941,018.565 (224.1%)
Clifton Without & Skelton85999.150 (142.9%)
York City Centre
65482.439 (150.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton62637.749 (376.9%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe51387.332 (168.4%)
South Bank & Dringhouses48615.318 (60.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University46479.738 (475.0%)
Holgate West46491.015 (48.4%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South45535.36 (15.4%)
Heworth South & The Groves44384.525 (131.6%)
Wigginton44721.435 (388.9%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe43518.3-16 (-27.1%)
Clifton North41472.918 (78.3%)
Holgate East41451.118 (78.3%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake39601.93 (8.3%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham39611.9-1 (-2.5%)
Huntington37538.414 (60.9%)
Tang Hall36317.325 (227.3%)
Osbaldwick31368.812 (63.2%)
Strensall29416.022 (314.3%)
Haxby26452.617 (188.9%)
New Earswick13226.02 (18.2%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 4 January there had been 290 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s up by 99 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 Red. It was Red last week.

Testing: As at 4 January, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 13.74%. That’s up from 9.2% last week. The national and regional averages are 15.8% and 11.7% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 7,464 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 6,556 of the cases have been completed (87.8%). Altogether 19,080 contacts have been identified and 13,356 of these have been traced (70%).

Cases in care homes: As at 7 January, there were 14 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 7 January.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 3 January there were 104 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive (across 40 different schools).

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 25 December, 218 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (109 in hospital, 91 in care homes, 12 at home and six in a hospice). That is seven more – all in hospital – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 130.56, which is lower than the national average of 125.89.

Recovery: Between 13 April and 20 December, 276 York residents had recovered and been successfully discharged from York Hospital after needing NHS care for symptoms linked to Covid-19 infection. Twelve people were discharged in the most recent week.

In North Yorkshire, there were 334 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 20,560  – an infection rate of 3,326.6 cases per 100K.

There are 1,214 cases in Ryedale (up 23), 3,258 in Selby (up 85), 5,236 in Harrogate (up 76), 2,782 in Hambleton (up 108), 4,392 in Scarborough (up 38), 1,672 in Richmondshire (up 27) and 2,006 in Craven (up 36).

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

That takes the total to 392 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: 2,957,472 (2,889,419)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 68,053 (52,618)
  • Total number UK deaths: 79,833 (78,508)
  • Daily UK deaths: 1,325 (1,162)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 8,725 (8,522)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 20,560 (20,226)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 13,145 (13,030)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 1,296,432 as of 3 January