Friday update: York coronavirus cases highest among children aged 5 to 9

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Another 254 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 21 January).

That takes the cumulative case total to 44,726 – giving an overall infection rate of 21,196 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 1,898 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 817 (-30.1%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 851.6 new cases per 100,000 people (1,797 cases in the week to 17 January). That’s down from 1,349.2 in the previous seven days (2,847 cases in the week to 10 January).

The English national average is 972.8, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 1,111.8.

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and three in the last seven days (as at 21 January).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 16 January:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 16 January

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
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood1031133.9-78 (-43.1%)
Acomb103984.7-68 (-39.8%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park1021091.3-33 (-24.4%)
Clifton Without & Skelton981147.5-70 (-41.7%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe98737.7-58 (-37.2%)
Holgate West92984.8-92 (-50.0%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South871045.2-40 (-31.5%)
Tang Hall84747.5-78 (-48.1%)
Heworth South & The Groves83728.5-82 (-49.7%)
Holgate East82904.6-57 (-41.0%)
Strensall811166.6-43 (-34.7%)
Clifton North81929.8-61 (-43.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton79816.8-62 (-44.0%)
Osbaldwick75879.4-37 (-33.0%)
York City Centre75538.3-104 (-58.1%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake741147.1-21 (-22.1%)
South Bank & Dringhouses74932.2-41 (-35.7%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe74892.7-38 (-33.9%)
Fulford, Heslington & University59603.4-48 (-44.9%)
New Earswick58999.7-30 (-34.1%)
Huntington49719.7-48 (-49.5%)
Haxby43752.3-32 (-42.7%)
Wigginton34561.7-55 (-61.8%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham31491.2-48 (-60.8%)

Weekly data

Variants: Between 20 December and 19 January in York there were

  • Delta: 0.36% of cases
  • Delta ‘Plus’: 0.21% of cases
  • Omicron: 99.43% of cases

Symptomatic Covid: As at 20 January, the Covid Symptom App estimates 3,305 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,198 people). It was 2,852 last week.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 39th 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 60th last week.

Rate aged 60+: The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 9 January-15 January for people aged 60+ in York was 414.7 (207 cases). The national and regional averages were 467.3 and 535.4 respectively.

Case rates by age: Case rates are currently highest in the following age ranges: 5-9 (2,052 per 100,000); 10-14 (1,561); 40-44 (1,329) and 35-39 (1,209).

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.

Positive tests: As at 15 January, the seven-day positivity rate in York (all Pillar 2 tests) was 29.4% (it was 39.4% last week). The national and regional averages are 30.9% and 28.2% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only is 5.0% (it was 6.2% last week). The national average is 7.1%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March 2021 and 14 January 2022, 14,727 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 12,733 (86.5%) were successful and 1,994 (13.5%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 20 January there were 19 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). There were 16 care homes affected last week. The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases) in a residential care setting was reported on in one home on 20 January.

Cases among children: In the seven days up to 17 January there were 515 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across 50 schools, up from 288 children last week.

University cases: As at 14 January, University of York reported 202 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 17 January, York St John University reported 49 individuals within the university community who were self-isolating because they have had a positive Covid test. The peak number was 131 on 10 January 2022.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 7 January, 448 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (267 in hospital, 142 in care homes, 31 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s up three on the last update. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 212.31 – which is lower than the national average of 266.69.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 18 January, there were 77 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital – there were 78 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January 2021. There were three confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, up two.

Vaccinations aged 16+: As at 19 January, 158,106 York residents have had the first dose of the vaccine (88.7% of people aged 16+); and 151,006 have had both doses (84.7% of people aged 16+).

Vaccinations aged 12-15: As at 19 January, 5,333 York residents in this age group have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 63.7% of the estimated 12-15 age population of York.

Booster vaccinations: As at 19 January November, 121,434 eligible York residents have received the booster vaccine. This represents 69.6% of the estimated 18+ population of York.

In North Yorkshire, there were 878 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 130,519 – an infection rate of 21,030.8 cases per 100K.

North Yorkshire Covid-19 data 21 Jan 2022

Council areaNew casesTotal casesCase rateTotal deaths

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

That leaves the total at 763 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

Today there are 155 Covid patients in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals) – down four. Six are in the intensive care unit – up one.

Today’s key figures: 21 Jan 2022

People tested positive:95,787107,364
Total of people tested positive in the UK:15,709,05915,613,283
Daily UK deaths:288330
Total number UK deaths:153,490153,202
Confirmed cases in York:44,72644,472
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:130,519129,641
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:75,69075,261
People vaccinated in York – 1st doseDaily: 31
Total: 163,470
Daily: 142
Total: 163,439
People vaccinated in York – 2nd doseDaily: 91
Total: 151,685
Daily: 168
Total: 151,594
People vaccinated in York – boosterDaily: 120
Total: 121,653
Daily: 325
Total: 121,533
People vaccinated UK – 1st doseDaily: 17,806
Total: 52,186,398
Daily: 16,949
Total: 52,168,592
People vaccinated UK – 2nd doseDaily: 33,674
Total: 48,082,636
Daily: 29,893
Total: 48,048,962
People vaccinated UK – booster doseDaily: 65,203
Total: 36,753,644
Daily: 66,770
Total: 36,688,441