Friday update: York coronavirus cases go up by a third week on week

A Covid-19 test prepared for analysis in the laboratory at Whiston Hospital in Merseyside. Photograph: Peter Byrne / PA Wire

Another 133 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 15 October).

That takes the cumulative case total to 23,412 – giving an overall infection rate of 11,095.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 612 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 165 (33.5%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 277.2 new cases per 100,000 people (585 cases in the week to 11 October). That’s up from 232.2 in the previous seven days (490 cases in the week to 4 October).

The English national average is 383.8, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 460.6.

There were two coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and two in the last seven days (as at 16 October).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 10 October:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 10 October

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
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe48579.115 (45.5%)
Acomb39372.816 (69.6%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood34374.3-2 (-5.6%)
Holgate East32353.06 (23.1%)
South Bank & Dringhouses32403.17 (28.0%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South26312.38 (44.4%)
Haxby25437.41 (4.2%)
Holgate West25267.6-8 (-24.2%)
Clifton Without & Skelton24281.01 (4.3%)
Fulford, Heslington & University23235.29 (64.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves22193.19 (69.2%)
Osbaldwick22257.911 (100.0%)
Wigginton22363.5-4 (-15.4%)
York City Centre22157.911 (100.0%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham21332.8-2 (-8.7%)
Tang Hall21186.910 (90.9%)
Heworth North & Stockton20206.8-3 (-13.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park20214.0-7 (-25.9%)
Clifton North19218.16 (46.2%)
Strensall16230.4-13 (-44.8%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe15112.94 (36.4%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake14217.010 (250.0%)
Huntington14205.6-5 (-26.3%)
New Earswick12206.8-3 (-20.0%)

Weekly data

Symptomatic Covid: As at 14 October, the Covid Symptom App estimates 492 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,127 people). It was 492 last week. The peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 37th 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 38th 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 11 October, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar tests) was 10%. The national and regional averages are 12.7% and 13.1% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 1% (it was 0.5% last week). The national average is 1.3%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 8 October, 5,898 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 5,318 (90.2%) were successful and 580 (9.8%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 14 October there were three care homes in the City of York Council 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 11 October there were 217 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 36 schools, up from 190 children the week before.

University cases: As at 1 October, University of York reported 23 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid-19 test. The peak number was 331 on the 19 October 2020. As at 4 October, York St John University reported six individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid test. The peak number was 82 on 8 October 2020.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 1 October, 421 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (246 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 27 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up one on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 195.51 – which is lower than the national average of 244.69.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 12 October, there were 49 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 41 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were three confirmed Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit, up from one last week.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 13 October, 152,762 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (85.7% of people aged 16+); and 143,213 have had both doses (80.3% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 13 October, 710 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 8.5% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

In North Yorkshire, there were 530 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 67,261 – an infection rate of 10,837.9 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 4,404 cases in Ryedale (up 49) – 417 case rate per 100K
  • 11,011 in Selby (up 78) – 494
  • 18,673 in Harrogate (up 199) – 651.8
  • 9,307 in Hambleton (up 63) – 357.9
  • 12,170 in Scarborough (up 61) – 477.3
  • 5,463 in Richmondshire (up 20) – 282.9
  • 6,233 in Craven (up 60) – 545.9.

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

That takes the total to 662 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were two coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 10 October, and 38 in the previous seven days (no change).

Today’s key figures

Daily total of people tested positive:44,93245,066
Total of people tested positive in the UK:8,361,6518,317,439
Daily UK deaths:145157
Total number UK deaths:138,379138,237
Confirmed cases in York:23,41223,279
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:67,26166,731
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:40,05539,815
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 32
Total: 153,504
Daily: 74
Total: 153,472
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 58
Total: 143,318
Daily: 125
Total: 143,260
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 43,489
Total: 49,335,154
Daily: 38,726
Total: 49,291,665
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 27,991
Total: 45,297,231
Daily: 29,481
Total: 45,269,240