Friday update: Total coronavirus cases in York goes past 4,000

A one-way sign in Shambles Market. Photograph: YorkMix

There were another 56 coronavirus cases confirmed in York today (Friday, 6 November).

This takes the cumulative total to 4,040 – giving an overall infection rate of 1,918.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days there have been 388 positive Covid-19 tests in York – which is down by 73 (-15.8%).

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 184.7 new cases per 100,000 people (389 cases in the week to 2 November). That’s down from 240.7 in the previous seven days (507 cases in the week to 26 October).

At the University of York, there were 62 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test today. Since the previous update on Thursday it has been notified of 4 new cases, included in that figure.

At York St John University on Thursday, there were 24 people self isolating due to a positive test.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 1 November:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 1 November

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
AreaCases7 day
rolling rate
Fulford, Heslington & University41427.5-27 (-39.7%)
York City Centre
31230.1-1 (-3.1%)
Acomb30286.612 (66.7%)
Strensall27387.312 (80.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves25218.5-10 (-28.6%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood23249.24 (21.1%)
Clifton Without & Skelton21246.8-3 (-12.5%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe17129.1-13 (-43.3%)
Tang Hall17149.9-10 (-37.0%)
Wigginton17278.72 (13.3%)
Holgate West16170.8-6 (-27.3%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park15160.6-14 (-48.3%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe13156.74 (44.4%)
Huntington13189.21 (8.3%)
Osbaldwick12142.8-11 (-47.8%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South12142.7-25 (-67.6%)
Heworth North & Stockton11113.1-5 (-31.2%)
Holgate East11121.0-4 (-26.7%)
New Earswick11191.2-3 (-21.4%)
South Bank & Dringhouses10128.2-8 (-44.4%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake8123.5-13 (-61.9%)
Haxby6104.50 (0.0%)
Clifton North557.7-18 (-78.3%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0 No information0 No information0 No information

Weekly data

Triage: As at 2 November there had been 199 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down 74 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 2 November, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 only) was 11.8%. That’s down from 13.1% last week. The national and regional averages are 11.3% and 17.3% respectively. The number of Pillar 2 tests being carried out in York has fallen by about a quarter in the last week.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 3,418 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 2,943 of the cases have been engaged. Altogether 10,486 ‘contacts’ have been identified and 6,174 of these have been traced (59.87%).

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 16 October, 176 deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (84 in hospital, 78 in care homes, 10 at home and 4 in a hospice). That is one more – at home – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 83.56 which is lower than the national average of 93.06.

In North Yorkshire, there were 238 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today, taking the cumulative total to 9,351 – an infection rate of 1,513 cases per 100K.

There are 496 cases in Ryedale (up 10), 1,462 in Selby (up 31), 2,765 in Harrogate (up 46), 1,302 in Hambleton (up 40), 1,588 in Scarborough (up 73), 774 in Richmondshire (up 19) and 964 in Craven (up 19).

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

That leaves the total at 237. We don’t have an up-to-date breakdown of that figure between York and Scarborough Hospitals.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 1,146,484 (1,123,197)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 23,287 (24,141)
  • Total number UK deaths: 48,475 (48,120)
  • Daily UK deaths: 355 (378)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 4,040 (3,984)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 9,351 (9,113)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 6,116 (5,871)