Friday update: York put on ‘red’ coronavirus rating for second week running

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York’s rating for new coronavirus cases remains at red, it was revealed today (Friday, 28 August).

The Public Health England ‘exceedance’ measure compares the number of new cases over a 14 day period with the previous six weeks, and gives a red, amber or green rating.

York is at red for the second week running, triggered by a higher than expected number of cases per 100 tests twice in the last 14 days.

City of York Council says that in recent weeks the number of cases has been low in York which means a relatively small change can mean the rating changes. And the red rating should be considered “in context alongside other factors such as the recent total number of cases”.

Meanwhile, two more coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today.

That takes the cumulative total in the city to 961 – a cumulative infection rate of 456.3 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 7.1 new cases per 100,000 people (15 cases in the week to 25 August). That’s up from 3.8 in the previous seven days (eight cases in the week to 18 August).

In North Yorkshire there were seven new cases confirmed today, taking the total to 2,710 – an infection rate of 438.5 cases per 100K.

There are 142 cases in Ryedale (no change), 336 in Selby (no change), 770 in Harrogate (up four), 327 in Hambleton (up two), 573 in Scarborough (up one), 287 in Richmondshire (up one) and 274 in Craven (no change).

There were no more coronavirus related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust reported today – the total remains at 214. The last death recorded within the trust was on 18 June.

The total includes 134 in York Hospital and 80 in Scarborough.

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

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 331,644 (330,368)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 1,276 (1,522)
  • Total number UK deaths: 41,486 (41,477)
  • Daily UK deaths: 9 (12)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 961 (959)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 2,710 (2,703)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 1,705 (1,703)