Friday update: Six more coronavirus cases confirmed in York – as city remains on red rating

A social distancing sign on Goodramgate. Photograph: YorkMix

There were six more coronavirus cases confirmed in York today (Friday, 4 September).

That takes the cumulative total to 982 – an overall infection rate of 466.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 9.0 new cases per 100,000 people (19 cases in the week to 1 September). That’s up from 7.6 in the previous seven days (16 cases in the week to 25 August).

Public Health England has kept York on a red ‘exceedance’ rating for the third week running. This 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 was triggered by a higher than ‘expected’ number of cases per 100 tests three times in the last 14 days. City of York Council says the number of cases have been low in York which means a small change can trigger the red rating.

In North Yorkshire, 12 new cases were confirmed today, taking the cumulative total to 2,780 – an infection rate of 449.8 cases per 100K.

There are 147 cases in Ryedale (up one), 350 in Selby (up one), 794 in Harrogate (up five), 341 in Hambleton (no change), 582 in Scarborough (up three), 289 in Richmondshire (no change) and 277 in Craven (up two).

There were no more coronavirus related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust reported today – the total remains at 214. The last death recorded within the trust was on 18 June.

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: 342,351 (340,411)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 1,940 (1,735)
  • Total number UK deaths: 41,537 (41,527)
  • Daily UK deaths: 10 (13)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 982 (976)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 2,780 (2,768)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 1,722 (1,717)