Friday update: York coronavirus rate now less than half that of Yorkshire and Humber

A social distancing sign on Parliament Street, York. Photograph: YorkMix

A further 19 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 19 February).

It takes the cumulative total to 11,660 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,536.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 141 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – a decrease of 72 (-33.8%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 73.6 new cases per 100,000 people (155 cases in the week to 15 February). That’s down from 120.6 in the previous seven days (110.2 cases in the week to 8 February).

The English national average is 133.4, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 149.2.

There have been no more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area, and 14 in the last seven days (down three / 17.6%).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 14 February:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 14 February

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.
AreaCase7 day
rolling rate
Holgate East15165.03 (25.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park12128.53 (33.3%)
Clifton North10115.4-3 (-23.1%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake10154.36 (150.0%)
Holgate West10106.7-1 (-9.1%)
Huntington10145.5-1 (-9.1%)
Osbaldwick9107.1-7 (-43.8%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South9107.1-4 (-30.8%)
Clifton Without & Skelton894.0-1 (-11.1%)
Heworth North & Stockton882.3-5 (-38.5%)
Heworth South & The Groves869.9-6 (-42.9%)
Strensall8114.83 (60.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood886.7-1 (-11.1%)
York City Centre
751.9-14 (-66.7%)
Acomb547.8-11 (-68.8%)
Fulford, Heslington & University552.1-5 (-50.0%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham578.4-1 (-16.7%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe430.4-4 (-50.0%)
Wigginton465.60 (0.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe336.2-6 (-66.7%)
New Earswick352.2-13 (-81.2%)
South Bank & Dringhouses338.50 (0.0%)
Tang Hall326.4-12 (-80.0%)
Haxby0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 15 February there had been 91 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down by nine from the week before.

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 15 February, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 4.15%. That’s down from 5.4% last week. The national and regional averages are 5.9% and 7.1% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 10,744 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 9,678 of the cases have been completed (90.1%). Altogether 25,070 contacts have been identified and 18,589 of these have been traced (75.2%).

Cases in care homes: As at 18 February, there were six care homes in the York area with at least one case of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident. The latest outbreak – ie two or more cases – was reported in one home on 15 February.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 14 February there were eight children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 5 February, 337 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (196 in hospital, 116 in care homes, 18 at home and seven in a hospice). That is 20 more – 12 in hospital and eight in care homes – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 160, which is lower than the national average of 198.4.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 17 February, there were 55 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down from 85 the week before. There were nine confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 17 February 54,289 York residents has received the first dose and 1,077 had received both doses.

In North Yorkshire, there were 77 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 27,535  – an infection rate of 4,455.1 cases per 100K.

There are 1,749 cases in Ryedale (up four), 4,460 in Selby (up nine), 7,144 in Harrogate (up 32), 3,943 in Hambleton (up 11), 5,223 in Scarborough (up seven), 2,398 in Richmondshire (up ten) and 2,618 in Craven (up four).

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

That takes the total to 560 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).


Here are the updated figures (yesterday’s numbers in brackets):

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,095,269 (4,083,242)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 12,027 (12,057)
  • Total number UK deaths: 119,920 (119,387)
  • Daily UK deaths: 533 (454)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 11,660 (11,641)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 27,535 (27,458)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 16,361 (16,256)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 16,875,536 as of 18 February (16,423,082)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 589,591 as of 18 February (573,724)