Friday update: York coronavirus case rate overtakes the national average

A social distancing sign next to the York city walls at Bootham Bar. Photograph: YorkMix

Another ten coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 30 April).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,274 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,827.6 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 51 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up four (8.5%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 25.6 new cases per 100,000 people (54 cases in the week to 26 April). That’s up from 18.0 in the previous seven days (38 cases in the week to 19 April).

The English (and UK) national average is 23.9, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 45.4.

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area today.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 25 April:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 25 April

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
rolling rate
York City Centre
644.51 (20.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton551.43 (150.0%)
Clifton North446.1-1 (-20.0%)
Holgate East444.02 (100.0%)
Osbaldwick447.62 (100.0%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe322.81 (50.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University331.31 (50.0%)
New Earswick352.21 (50.0%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South335.71 (50.0%)
Tang Hall326.40 (0.0%)
Acomb0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Clifton Without & Skelton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Heworth South & The Groves0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Holgate West0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Huntington0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
South Bank & Dringhouses0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Strensall0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 26 April there had been 43 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 58 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 29 April, the Covid Symptom App estimates 23 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,981 people). It was 19 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 68th 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.

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 Amber last week.

Testing: As at 27 April, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 1.1%. That’s up from 0.86% last week. The national and regional averages are 0.9% and 2.3% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.2% (up from 0%). The national average is 0.5%.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 11,412 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 10,310 of the cases have been completed (90.3%). Altogether 26,749 contacts have been identified and 20,305 of these have been traced (75.9%).

Cases in care homes: As at 27 April, there were no care homes 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 26 April there were four children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across one school across four schools, down from seven children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 16 April, 395 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (228 in hospital, 135 in care homes, 24 at home and eight in a hospice). That’s up three – one in hospital, one in a care home and one at home – from the week before.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 27 April, there were six confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were no confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 28 April 99,474 York residents had received the first dose (47.2% of the population) and 42,170 had received both doses (20.0% of the population).

In North Yorkshire, there were 28 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 29,895  – an infection rate of 4,837 cases per 100K.

There are 1,891 cases in Ryedale (up five), 5,077 in Selby (up seven), 7,674 in Harrogate (up six), 4,208 in Hambleton (up three), 5,582 in Scarborough (up one), 2,631 in Richmondshire (up three) and 2,832 in Craven (up three).

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

That leaves the total at 591 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death reported at the trust was on 21 April.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,416,623 (4,414,242)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 2,381 (2,445)
  • Total number UK deaths: 127,517 (127,502)
  • Daily UK deaths: 15 (22)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,274 (12,264)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 29,895 (29,867)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 18,272 (18,257)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 34,216,087 as of 29 April (34,094,048)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 14,532,875 as of 29 April (14,043,961)