Friday update: York coronavirus rate creeps up – but there are no hospitalisations

A sign on Coney Street, York. Photograph: YorkMix

Five more coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 28 May).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,389 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,882.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 43 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 24 (126.3%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 15.2 new cases per 100,000 people (32 cases in the week to 24 May). That’s up from 13.8 in the previous seven days (29 cases in the week to 17 May).

The English national average is 24.1, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 37.6.

There have been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area in the last seven days.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 23 May:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 23 May

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
Heworth North & Stockton441.12 (100.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves435.02 (100.0%)
York City Centre
429.72 (100.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake346.31 (50.0%)
New Earswick352.21 (50.0%)
Acomb0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Clifton North0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Clifton Without & Skelton0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Fulford, Heslington & University0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Holgate East0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Holgate West0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Huntington0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Osbaldwick0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Rawcliffe & Clifton South0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
South Bank & Dringhouses0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Strensall0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Tang Hall0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A

Weekly York data

Triage: As at 24 May there had been 79 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 60 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 27 May, the Covid Symptom App estimates 33 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 4,017 people). It was 20 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 69th 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 49th 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 Green last week.

Testing: As at 25 May, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 1.02%. That’s up from 0.67% last week. The national and regional averages are 1.3% and 2.0% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.09% (up from 0.07%). The national average is 0.1%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 21 May, 224 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 207 (92.4%) were successful and 17 (7.6%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 21 May, 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 24 May there were eight children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across five schools, up from six children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 8 May, 396 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (228 in hospital, 135 in care homes, 25 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That’s no change on the week before. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.02 which is lower than the national average of 232.10.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 25 May, there were no confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down from three 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 ten new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 30,240 – an infection rate of 4,892.8 cases per 100K.

There are 1,894 cases in Ryedale (no change), 5,224 in Selby (up two), 7,754 in Harrogate (up three), 4,235 in Hambleton (up two), 5,626 in Scarborough (up one), 2,654 in Richmondshire (up two) and 2,853 in Craven (no change).

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: 4,477,705 (4,473,677)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 4,182 (3,542)
  • Total number UK deaths: 127,768 (127,758)
  • Daily UK deaths: 10 (10)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,389 (12,384)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 30,240 (30,230)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 18,546 (18,533)
  • People vaccinated in York on 27 May – 1st dose: 373 (115,690 in total)
  • People vaccinated in York on 27 May – 2nd dose: 1,230 (74,316 in total)
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 38,871,200 as of 27 May (38,614,683)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 24,478,052 as of 27 May (24,043,956)