Friday update: York coronavirus rate drops as number of residents vaccinated passes 100K

The restrictions were brought in responding to Covid-19. Photograph: YorkMix

There were six more coronavirus cases confirmed in York today (Friday, 7 May).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,303 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,841.4 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 29 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 22 (-43.1%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 13.3 new cases per 100,000 people (28 cases in the week to 3 May). That’s down from 25.6 in the previous seven days (54 cases in the week to 26 April).

The English national average is 21.4, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 42.4.

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 2 May:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 2 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
rolling rate
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe430.41 (33.3%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South447.61 (33.3%)
Strensall457.42 (100.0%)
Tang Hall435.31 (33.3%)
Clifton North334.6-1 (-25.0%)
Holgate West332.01 (50.0%)
Osbaldwick335.7-1 (-25.0%)
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
Fulford, Heslington & University0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Heworth North & Stockton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Heworth South & The Groves0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Holgate East0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Huntington0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
New Earswick0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
South Bank & Dringhouses0-2 (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
York City Centre
0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 3 May there had been 102 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 43 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 6 May, the Covid Symptom App estimates 109 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,801 people). It was 23 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 72nd 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 68th 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 4 May, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 1.11%. That’s up from 1.1% last week. The national and regional averages are 1.0% and 2.4% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.1% (down from 0.2%). The national average is 0.1%.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 11,413 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 10,311 of the cases have been completed (90.3%). Altogether 26,777 contacts have been identified and 20,332 of these have been traced (75.9%).

Cases in care homes: As at 6 May, 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 3 May there were four children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across one school across four schools, the same as the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 23 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 no change on the week before.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 4 May, there were no confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There was one confirmed Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 5 May 102,323 York residents had received the first dose (48.6% of the population) and 49,913 had received both doses (23.7% of the population).

In North Yorkshire, there were 26 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 30,024  – an infection rate of 4,857.8 cases per 100K.

There are 1,898 cases in Ryedale (up one), 5,132 in Selby (up 13), 7,697 in Harrogate (up four), 4,218 in Hambleton (up one), 5,595 in Scarborough (up four), 2,641 in Richmondshire (up two) and 2,843 in Craven (up one).

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: 4,431,043 (4,428,553)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 2,490 (2,613)
  • Total number UK deaths: 127,598 (127,583)
  • Daily UK deaths: 15 (13)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,303 (12,297)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 30,024 (29,998)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 18,347 (18,334)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 35,069,641 as of 6 May (34,934,171)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 16,764,720 as of 6 May (16,291,719)