Friday update: Three provisional, two confirmed cases of Omicron variant in York

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A further 208 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 17 December).

That takes the cumulative case total to 31,327 – giving an overall infection rate of 14,846.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 1,131 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 212 (23.1%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 467.7 new cases per 100,000 people (987 cases in the week to 13 December). That’s up from 410.9 in the previous seven days (867 cases in the week to 6 December).

The English national average is 558.1, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 363.3.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and none in the last seven days (as at 17 December).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 12 December:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 12 December

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
Acomb74707.531 (72.1%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park68727.530 (78.9%)
New Earswick56965.219 (51.4%)
Holgate West55588.722 (66.7%)
Heworth North & Stockton53548.0-6 (-10.2%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe52391.416 (44.4%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe50603.27 (16.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves43377.419 (79.2%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham43681.42 (4.9%)
York City Centre43308.614 (48.3%)
Huntington42616.91 (2.4%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South41492.61 (2.5%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood38418.3-4 (-9.5%)
Osbaldwick35410.40 (0.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses33415.79 (37.5%)
Strensall33475.34 (13.8%)
Tang Hall33293.7-31 (-48.4%)
Clifton Without & Skelton32374.7-2 (-5.9%)
Holgate East31342.0-26 (-45.6%)
Clifton North27309.93 (12.5%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake26403.00 (0.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University23235.22 (9.5%)
Wigginton15247.8-11 (-42.3%)
Haxby14244.97 (100.0%)

Weekly data

Variants: Between 12 November and 11 December in York there were

  • Delta: 240 provisional & 434 confirmed
  • Delta ‘Plus’: 0 provisional and 80 confirmed
  • Omicron: 3 provisional and 2 confirmed.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 16 December, the Covid Symptom App estimates 1,783 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,308 people). It was 1,347 last week. The peak was 2,060 on 7 November.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 44th 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 39th last week.

Rate aged 60+: The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 5 December-11 December for people aged 60+ in York was 124.2 (62 cases). The national and regional averages were 131.2 and 93.5 respectively.

Case rates by age: Case rates are currently highest in the following age ranges: 5-9 (1,417) 10-14 (1,166 per 100,000) and 40-44 (880).

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 Green last week.

Testing: As at 12 December, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 14.3% (it was 13.6% last week). The national and regional averages are 15.1% and 12.2% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.3% (it was 0.9% last week). The national average is 1.9%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 10 December, 10,031 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 9,124 (91%) were successful and 907 (9%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 16 December there were four care homes in the City of York Council area with confirmed Covid-19 infection (at least 1 case of either a staff member or resident).

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 13 December there were 295 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 50 schools, up from 278 children the week before.

University cases: As at 3 December, University of York reported 27 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid-19 test. The peak number was 331 on the 19 October 2020. As at 13 December, York St John University reported 11 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid test. The peak number was 82 on 8 October 2020.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 3 December, 432 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (255 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 29 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s up two on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 204.73 – which is lower than the national average of 256.84.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 12 December, there were 29 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 30 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were no confirmed Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit, down from one last week.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 15 December, 156,251 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (87.6% of people aged 16+); and 148,407 have had both doses (83.2% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 158 December, 4,486 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 53.6% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

Booster vaccinations: As at 15 December November, 76,359 eligible York residents have received the booster vaccine. This represents 43.8% of the estimated 18+ population of York.

In North Yorkshire, there were 476 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 93,455 – an infection rate of 15,058.6 cases per 100K.

North Yorkshire Covid-19 data 17 Dec 2021

Council areaNew casesTotal casesCase rateTotal deaths

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

That leaves the total at 723 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were six coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 12 December, and 42 patients in hospital on 14 December, two in ventilation beds. In the previous seven days, 45 Covid patients were admitted – up 18.

Today’s key figures: 17 Dec 2021

People tested positive:93,04588,376
Total of people tested positive in the UK:11,190,35411,097,851
Daily UK deaths:111146
Total number UK deaths:147,048146,937
Confirmed cases in York:31,32731,119
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:93,45592,979
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:54,09853,853
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 2
Total: 160,739
Daily: 69
Total: 160,737
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 8
Total: 148,487
Daily: 77
Total: 148,479
People vaccinated in York – boosterDaily: 872
Total: 77,581
Daily: 3,073
Total: 76,709
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 32,677
Total: 51,393,664
Daily: 28,067
Total: 51,360,987
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 42,497
Total: 46,923,788
Daily: 38,794
Total: 46,881,291
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 861,306
Total: 26,338,651
Daily: 745,183
Total: 25,477,345