Friday update: York has just one person with Covid in hospital and only two areas with active cases

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Another two coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 21 May).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,346 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,861.8 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 19 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 17 (-47.2%) 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 17 May). That’s down from 15.2 in the previous seven days (32 cases in the week to 10 May).

The English national average is 20.5, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 34.

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 16 May:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 16 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
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe968.46 (200.0%)
Osbaldwick335.71 (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
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Fulford, Heslington & University0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Heworth North & Stockton0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Heworth South & The Groves0-2 (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
New Earswick0-2 (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
York City Centre
0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A

Weekly York data

Triage: As at 17 May there had been 60 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 71 last week.

Symptomatic Covid: As at 20 May, the Covid Symptom App estimates 20 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic Covid (responses from a sample of 4,048 people). It was 36 last week. The peak rate was 1,283 on 7 January.

Ranking: York is currently ranked 49th 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 75th 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 Amber last week.

Testing: As at 18 May, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 0.67%. That’s down from 0.85% last week. The national and regional averages are 1.1% and 2.0% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 0.07% (down from 0.2%). The national average is 0.1%.

Local contact tracing: Between 10 March and 14 May, 213 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 196 (92%) were successful and 17 (8%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit.

Cases in care homes: As at 20 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 17 May there were six children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across four schools, up from three the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 1 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 231.84.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 18 May, there was one confirmed Covid-19 patient 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 patient in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

In North Yorkshire, there were 14 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 30,145  – an infection rate of 4,879.7 cases per 100K.

There are 1,894 cases in Ryedale (no change), 5,204 in Selby (up five), 7,732 in Harrogate (up three), 4,227 in Hambleton (up two), 5,608 in Scarborough (up three), 2,650 in Richmondshire (up two) and 2,844 in Craven (down 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: 4,457,923 (4,455,221)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 2,829 (2,874)
  • Total number UK deaths: 127,710 (127,701)
  • Daily UK deaths: 9 (7)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,346 (12,344)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 30,159 (30,145)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 18,469 (18,453)
  • People vaccinated in York on 20 May – 1st dose: 277 (111,965 in total)
  • People vaccinated in York on 20 May – 2nd dose: 1,910 (64,231 in total)
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 37,518,614 as of 20 May (37,250,363)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 21,659,783 as of 20 May (21,239,471)