Friday update: York coronavirus case rate overtakes the national average

A sign in Shambles Market, York. Photograph: YorkMix

Another 39 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 18 June).

That takes the cumulative case total to 12,755 – giving an overall infection rate of 6,056 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 193 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 80 (70.8%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 78.8 new cases per 100,000 people (166 cases in the week to 14 June). That’s up from 39.4 in the previous seven days (83 cases in the week to 7 June).

The English national average is 77.5, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 83.6.

There have been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and five in the last seven days (as at 18 June).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 13 June:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 13 June

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 Hall19167.513 (216.7%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe17129.114 (466.7%)
York City Centre
1396.57 (116.7%)
Clifton North12138.45 (71.4%)
Fulford, Heslington & University11114.78 (266.7%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South10118.98 (400.0%)
Holgate East999.06 (200.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves869.93 (60.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake692.64 (200.0%)
Osbaldwick671.44 (200.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park664.24 (200.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe560.31 (25.0%)
Holgate West553.42 (66.7%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham578.41 (25.0%)
Acomb438.20 (0.0%)
Clifton Without & Skelton447.00 (0.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton441.12 (100.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood443.32 (100.0%)
Haxby352.21 (50.0%)
Huntington0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
New Earswick0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
South Bank & Dringhouses0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Strensall0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A

Weekly York data

Triage: As at 15 June there had been 93 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 70 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 17 June, the Covid Symptom App estimates 582 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,799 people). It was 331 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 84th 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 65th 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 Red. It was Red last week.

Testing: As at 16 June, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 5.6%. That’s up from 2.66% last week. The national and regional averages are 4.4% and 5.4% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.5% (up from 0.26%). The national average is 0.5%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 11 June, 346 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 328 (94.8%) were successful and 18 (6.2%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 16 June, there was one care home in the York area with any cases of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 14 June there were 18 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 12 schools, up from 14 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 12 June, 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’s up one on the week before – the death was in a care home. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.49 which is lower than the national average of 232.61.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 15 June, there were four confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, up from two the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were no confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

In North Yorkshire, there were 81 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 31,021 – an infection rate of 5,019.1 cases per 100K.

There are 1,931 cases in Ryedale (up four), 5,421 in Selby (up 30), 7,991 in Harrogate (up 21), 4,317 in Hambleton (up five), 5,686 in Scarborough (up three), 2,715 in Richmondshire (up eight) and 2,960 in Craven (up ten).

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

That leaves the total at 593 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death was reported on 15 June.

There was one coronavirus patient admitted to the trust on 13 June, and three in the previous seven days.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,610,893 (4,600,623)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 10,476 (11,007)
  • Total number UK deaths: 127,956 (127,945)
  • Daily UK deaths: 11 (19)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,755 (12,716)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 31,021 (30,940)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 18,837 (18,807)
  • People vaccinated in York on 17 June – 1st dose: 1,022 (129,071 in total)
  • People vaccinated in York on 17 June – 2nd dose: 638 (90,647 in total)
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 42,460,632 as of 17 June (42,216,654)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 30,898,467 as of 17 June (30,675,207)