Friday update: York coronavirus rate goes up – but number of children with Covid goes down

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A further 68 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 24 September).

That takes the cumulative case total to 21,756 – giving an overall infection rate of 10,310.3 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 493 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 124 (33.6%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 198.1 new cases per 100,000 people (418 cases in the week to 20 September). That’s up from 184.3 in the previous seven days (389 cases in the week to 13 September).

There were no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area reported today, and two in the last seven days (as at 24 September).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 19 September:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 19 September

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
Clifton Without & Skelton36421.520 (125.0%)
Haxby28489.916 (133.3%)
Acomb26248.6-10 (-27.8%)
Clifton North26298.41 (4.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton20206.8-22 (-52.4%)
Wigginton20330.410 (100.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood19209.2-14 (-42.4%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe15112.9-2 (-11.8%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham15237.76 (66.7%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe14168.93 (27.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves14122.9-13 (-48.1%)
Holgate East14154.4-6 (-30.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park14149.8-6 (-30.0%)
York City Centre14100.5-12 (-46.2%)
Fulford, Heslington & University13133.09 (225.0%)
Osbaldwick13152.4-3 (-18.8%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake12186.0-2 (-14.3%)
Holgate West12128.5-5 (-29.4%)
New Earswick11189.62 (22.2%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South11132.1-4 (-26.7%)
Strensall11158.4-1 (-8.3%)
Tang Hall11158.4-1 (-8.3%)
Huntington688.1-8 (-57.1%)
South Bank & Dringhouses563.0-6 (-54.5%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 20 September there had been 51 Covid phone triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 44 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 22 September, the Covid Symptom App estimates 1,012 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 3,218 people). It was 610 last week. The peak rate was 1,661 on 28 July.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 14th 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 11th 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 20 September, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 8.19%. That’s up from 7.55% last week. The national and regional averages are 10% and 13% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.8% (same as last week). The national average is 1%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 17 September, 4,943 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 4,418 (89.4%) were successful and 525 (10.6%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 22 September there were five 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 20 September there were 122 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive, down from 127 children the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 10 September, 413 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (238 in hospital, 140 in care homes, 27 at home/elsewhere and eight in a hospice). That is up three on the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 195.72 – which is lower than the national average of 240.63.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 21 September, there were 35 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down from 36 last week. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were four confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit, one more than last week.

Total vaccinations: As at 21 September, 152,362 York residents had had the first dose of the vaccine (85.5% of people aged 16+); and 140,773 had had both doses (79% of people aged 16+).

In North Yorkshire, there were 429 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 58,303 – an infection rate of 9,394.5 cases per 100K.

There are:

  • 3,813 cases in Ryedale (up 26) – 226.5 case rate per 100K
  • 9,664 in Selby (up 64) – 290.1
  • 15,597 in Harrogate (up 132) – 342.9
  • 8,192 in Hambleton (up 59) – 263.2
  • 10,636 in Scarborough (up 84) – 338.4
  • 4,985 in Richmondshire (up 30) – 206.6
  • 5,416 in Craven (up 34) – 247.7.

There was one coronavirus-related death reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That takes the total to 650 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).

There were five coronavirus patients admitted to the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust trust on 19 September, and 40 in the previous seven days (down two).

Today’s key figures

Daily total of people tested positive:35,62336,710
Total of people tested positive in the UK:7,601,4877,565,867
Daily UK deaths:180182
Total number UK deaths:135,983135,803
Confirmed cases in York:21,75621,688
Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire:58,30357,874
Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire:35,80335,600
People vaccinated in York – 1st dose36151,769 in total
People vaccinated in York – 2nd dose132140,976 in total
People vaccinated UK – 1st dose48,705,77148,674,154
People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose44,644,88744,600,070