Friday update: Three coronavirus patients in intensive care in York Hospital

York Hospital. Photograph: YorkMix

A further 102 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 30 July).

That takes the cumulative case total to 17,242 – giving an overall infection rate of 8,186.4 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 516 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 354 (-40.7%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 253.1 new cases per 100,000 people (533 cases in the week to 26 July). That’s down from 460.1 in the previous seven days (969 cases in the week to 19 July).

The English national average is 351.8, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 422.2.

There have been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and none in the last seven days (as at 30 July).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 25 July:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 25 July

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
Holgate West39416.3-14 (-26.4%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood32346.7-13 (-28.9%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park32342.5-24 (-42.9%)
Holgate East30330.1-24 (-44.4%)
Tang Hall29255.6-36 (-55.4%)
Wigginton28459.1-4 (-12.5%)
Clifton Without & Skelton27317.3-18 (-40.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves26227.2-33 (-55.9%)
South Bank & Dringhouses25320.5-10 (-28.6%)
Osbaldwick24285.53 (14.3%)
York City Centre24178.1-31 (-56.4%)
Fulford, Heslington & University23239.8-7 (-23.3%)
Heworth North & Stockton23236.6-17 (-42.5%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe22167.1-20 (-47.6%)
Haxby22383.0-12 (-35.3%)
Huntington19276.5-11 (-36.7%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South19226.0-17 (-47.2%)
New Earswick18312.9-12 (-40.0%)
Clifton North17196.1-15 (-46.9%)
Strensall17243.9-15 (-46.9%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe16192.9-29 (-64.4%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake15231.5-47 (-75.8%)
Acomb14133.7-53 (-79.1%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham10156.9-17 (-63.0%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 27 July there had been 51 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 55 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 27 July, the Covid Symptom App estimates 1,546 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,684 people). It was 765 last week. That is the new peak rate.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 17th 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 70th 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 Green. It was Green last week.

Testing: As at 28 July, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 10.72%. That’s down from 15.91% last week. The national and regional averages are 12.2% and 14.8% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.2% (down from 1.7%). The national average is 2.1%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 23 July, 2,532 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 2,319 (91.6%) were successful and 213 (8.4%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: There are no new figures for this week.

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 26 July there were 130 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, down from 177 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 16 July, 397 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (228 in hospital, 136 in care homes, 25 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is no change since the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.49 which is lower than the national average of 233.99.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 27 July, there were 23 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, up from 18 the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There was three confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, up from one the week before.

Total vaccinations: As at 28 July, 147,752 York residents had had the first dose (84.7% of adults); and 113,021 had had the second vaccine (64.8% of adults).

In North Yorkshire, there were 255 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 42,876 – an infection rate of 6,937.3 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 2,528 cases in Ryedale (up 13) – case rate 229.3 per 100K
  • 7,196 in Selby (up 42) – 349.8
  • 11,161 in Harrogate (up 74) – 313.4
  • 6,256 in Hambleton (up 42) – 404
  • 7,769 in Scarborough (up 35) – 374.2
  • 3,838 in Richmondshire (up 42) – 322
  • 4,128 in Craven (up 23) – 385.

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

That leaves the total at 601 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death was reported on 21 July.

There were five coronavirus patients admitted to the trust on 25 July, and 34 in the previous seven days (up four).

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 5,830,774 (5,801,561)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 29,622 (31,117)
  • Total number UK deaths: 129,583 (129,515)
  • Daily UK deaths: 68 (85)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 17,242 (17,140)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 42,876 (42,621)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 25,616 (25,437)
  • People vaccinated in York on 29 July – 1st dose: 118; 147,053 in total
  • People vaccinated in York on 29 July – 2nd dose: 594; 113,298 in total
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 46,775,525 as of 29 July (46,733,115)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 37,962,407 as of 29 July (37,782,252)