Friday update: Two more coronavirus deaths in the York NHS Trust

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A further 111 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 6 August) – along with the two further deaths at the York NHS Trust.

That takes the cumulative case total to 17,883 – giving an overall infection rate of 8,474.9 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 641 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 125 (24.2%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 269.2 new cases per 100,000 people (567 cases in the week to 2 August). That’s up from 253.5 in the previous seven days (534 cases in the week to 26 July).

The English national average is 282.1, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 359.4.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and one in the last seven days (as at 6 August).

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

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

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
Tang Hall51449.622 (75.9%)
York City Centre39289.415 (62.5%)
Heworth South & The Groves34297.18 (30.8%)
Clifton Without & Skelton33387.96 (22.2%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake25385.910 (66.7%)
Holgate East25275.1-5 (-16.7%)
Huntington24349.25 (26.3%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park24256.9-8 (-25.0%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe23174.71 (4.5%)
Holgate West23245.5-16 (-41.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe22265.26 (37.5%)
Clifton North22253.85 (29.4%)
Osbaldwick20238.0-4 (-16.7%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood20216.7-12 (-37.5%)
Wigginton20327.9-8 (-28.6%)
Fulford, Heslington & University19198.1-4 (-17.4%)
Heworth North & Stockton19195.4-3 (-13.6%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South19226.00 (0.0%)
Acomb18171.94 (28.6%)
New Earswick18312.90 (0.0%)
Strensall18258.21 (5.9%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham13204.03 (30.0%)
Haxby12208.9-10 (-45.5%)
South Bank & Dringhouses11141.0-14 (-56.0%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 3 August there had been 33 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 51 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 4 August, the Covid Symptom App estimates 585 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,624 people). It was 1,546 last week, which was the peak rate.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 43rd 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 17th 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 3 August, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 12.26%. That’s up from 10.72% last week. The national and regional averages are 12.1% and 15.2% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.37% (up from 1.2%). The national average is 1.9%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 30 July, 2,835 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 2,576 (90.9%) were successful and 259 (9.1%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 5 August there were six care homes in the CYC 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 2 August there were 106 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, down from 130 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 23 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 188.14 which is lower than the national average of 233.61.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 3 August, there were 21 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, the same as the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There was six confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, up from three the week before.

Total vaccinations: As at 5 August, 148,464 York residents had had the first dose (85.1% of adults); and 118,017 had had the second vaccine (67.7% of adults).

In North Yorkshire, there were 283 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 44,481 – an infection rate of 7,167.3 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 2,624 cases in Ryedale (up 15) – case rate 158.2 per 100K
  • 7,473 in Selby (up 40) – 290.1
  • 11,601 in Harrogate (up 77) – 269.3
  • 6,478 in Hambleton (up 53) – 254.5
  • 8,067 in Scarborough (up 58) – 279.6
  • 3,979 in Richmondshire (up 24) – 256.8
  • 4,259 in Craven (up 16) – 237.2.

There were two coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That takes the total to 605 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were three coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 1 August, and 29 in the previous seven days (down five).


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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 6,014,023 (5,982,581)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 31,808 (30,215)
  • Total number UK deaths: 130,178 (130,086)
  • Daily UK deaths: 92 (86)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 17,883 (17,772)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 44,481 (44,198)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 26,774 (26,565)
  • People vaccinated in York on 5 August – 1st dose: 114; 147,516 in total
  • People vaccinated in York on 5 August – 2nd dose: 310; 117,670 in total
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 46,961,830 as of 5 August (46,926,330)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 39,047,529 as of 5 August (38,874,837)