Friday update: Two more coronavirus deaths in York NHS Trust – and cases in seven city care homes

The coronavirus showing the latest figures (for 11 July). Image: PHE

A further 135 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 16 July).

That takes the cumulative case total to 15,856 – giving an overall infection rate of 7,528.3 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 943 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 64 (7.3%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 446.3 new cases per 100,000 people (940 cases in the week to 12 July). That’s up from 396.0 in the previous seven days (834 cases in the week to 5 July).

The English national average is 360.4, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 473.4.

As of Friday 16 July, the University of York had 37 individuals who were currently self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid-19 test (down from 110 the week before).

There has been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and one in the last seven days (as at 16 July).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 11 July:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 11 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
York City Centre56415.69 (19.1%)
Acomb54515.8-13 (-19.4%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood53574.313 (32.5%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe52394.9-30 (-36.6%)
Holgate West50533.77 (16.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves48419.4-1 (-2.0%)
Tang Hall45396.7-35 (-43.8%)
Clifton North44507.64 (10.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe42506.325 (147.1%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park42449.68 (23.5%)
South Bank & Dringhouses39499.97 (21.9%)
Clifton Without & Skelton38446.68 (26.7%)
Holgate East38418.114 (58.3%)
Heworth North & Stockton37380.56 (19.4%)
Fulford, Heslington & University35365.0-30 (-46.2%)
Strensall32459.011 (52.4%)
Huntington28407.59 (47.4%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South28333.11 (3.7%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake23355.05 (27.8%)
New Earswick23399.98 (53.3%)
Osbaldwick19226.1-17 (-47.2%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham19226.11 (6.2%)
Wigginton17278.70 (0.0%)
Haxby16278.6-2 (-11.1%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 13 July there had been 51 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 71 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 15 July, the Covid Symptom App estimates 671 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,756 people). It was 723 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 104th 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 119th 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 Red last week.

Testing: As at 13 July, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 16.01%. That’s up from 13.67% last week. The national and regional averages are 13.5% and 17.5% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1.4% (up from 1.0%). The national average is 1.6%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 9 July, 1,599 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 1,481 (92.6%) were successful and 118 (7.4%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 15 July, there were seven care homes in the York area with any cases of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident. The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases of either a staff member or resident) in a residential care setting in York was reported in one home on 2 July. 

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 12 July there were 158 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 39 schools, up from 107 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 2 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). The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.49 which is lower than the national average of 233.30.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 13 July, there were 15 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 were two confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, up from one the week before.

Total vaccinations: As at 14 July, 146,162 York residents had had the first dose (83.8% of adults); and 105,945 had had the second vaccine (60.7% of adults).

In North Yorkshire, there were 559 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 37,932 – an infection rate of 6,137.3 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 2,271 cases in Ryedale (up 25) – case rate 180.6 per 100K
  • 6,480 in Selby (up 86) – 377.4
  • 9,938 in Harrogate (up 100) – 404.8
  • 5,414 in Hambleton (up 97) – 486.9
  • 6,824 in Scarborough (up 133) – 348.5
  • 3,402 in Richmondshire (up 65) – 392.7
  • 3,603 in Craven (up 53) – 308.

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

That takes the total to 596 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were five coronavirus patients admitted to the trust on 11 July, and 24 in the previous seven days (up 11).


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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 5,332,371 (5,281,098)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 51,870 (48,553)
  • Total number UK deaths: 128,642 (128,593)
  • Daily UK deaths: 49 (63)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 15,856 (15,721)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 37,932 (37,373)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 22,420 (22,030)
  • People vaccinated in York on 15 July – 1st dose: 149; 145,714 in total
  • People vaccinated in York on 15 July – 2nd dose: 512; 106,276 in total
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 46,159,145 as of 15 July (46,097,464)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 35,543,321 as of 15 July (35,341,428)