Friday update: Small increase in York coronavirus rate

Social distancing tape at Shambles Market. Photograph: YorkMix

Another 18 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 26 February).

It takes the cumulative total to 11,823 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,613.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 163 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – an increase of 22 (15.6%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 77.4 new cases per 100,000 people (163 cases in the week to 22 February). That’s up from 74.1 in the previous seven days (156 cases in the week to 15 February).

The English national average is 117, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 153.8.

There have been no more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area, and seven in the last seven days (down seven / -50%).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 21 February:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 21 February

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
Tang Hall14123.49 (180.0%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe1291.18 (200.0%)
Huntington12174.62 (20.0%)
Acomb11105.16 (120.0%)
Clifton Without & Skelton11129.33 (37.5%)
York City Centre
1074.22 (25.0%)
Clifton North9103.8-1 (-10.0%)
Haxby9156.77 (350.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood997.51 (12.5%)
Heworth North & Stockton882.30 (0.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves761.2-1 (-12.5%)
Holgate West774.7-3 (-30.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe672.33 (100.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University662.61 (20.0%)
Holgate East666.0-9 (-60.0%)
Osbaldwick559.5-4 (-44.4%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park553.5-7 (-58.3%)
South Bank & Dringhouses451.31 (33.3%)
Strensall457.4-4 (-50.0%)
Wigginton349.2-1 (-25.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
New Earswick0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Rawcliffe & Clifton South0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 22 February there had been 77 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down by 14 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 22 February, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 3.55%. That’s down from 4.15% last week. The national and regional averages are 5.2% and 7.1% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 10,926 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 9,849 of the cases have been completed (90.1%). Altogether 25,408 contacts have been identified and 19,152 of these have been traced (75.4%).

Cases in care homes: As at 25 February, there were five 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 25 February.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 21 February there were nine children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 12 February, 348 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (204 in hospital, 119 in care homes, 18 at home and seven in a hospice). That is 11 more – eight in hospital and three in care homes – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 165.2, which is lower than the national average of 208.1.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 23 February, there were 41 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down from 55 the week before. There were 11 confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 24 February 58,450 York residents has received the first dose and 1,095 had received both doses. That means 27.8% of the total population of York have received the first dose.

In North Yorkshire, there were 44 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 27,982  – an infection rate of 4,527.4 cases per 100K.

There are 1,782 cases in Ryedale (up one), 4,535 in Selby (up eight), 7,262 in Harrogate (up 24), 4,012 in Hambleton (up three), 5,283 in Scarborough (up seven), 2,463 in Richmondshire (up ten) and 2,645 in Craven (up three).

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

That takes the total to 571 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: 4,163,085 (4,154,562)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 8,523 (9,985)
  • Total number UK deaths: 122,415 (122,070)
  • Daily UK deaths: 345 (323)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 11,823 (11,805)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 27,982 (27,938)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 16,653 (16,616)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 19,177,555 as of 25 February (18,691,835)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 736,037 as of 25 February (700,718)