Friday update: York returns to a Red coronavirus rating – as the city records just four new cases

A social distancing sign in York Museum Gardens. Photograph: Richard McDougall

Another four coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 2 April).

It takes the cumulative total to 12,205 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,794.9 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 29 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 48 (-62.3%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 29.0 new cases per 100,000 people.

The English national average is 53.5, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 110.9.

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area today, and one in the last seven days (no change).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 28 March:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 28 March

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
Holgate West885.44 (100.0%)
York City Centre
537.13 (150.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University552.13 (150.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton441.11 (33.3%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood443.30 (0.0%)
Osbaldwick447.62 (100.0%)
Huntington458.22 (100.0%)
Holgate East333.0-6 (-66.7%)
Acomb0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Clifton North0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Clifton Without & Skelton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Heworth South & The Groves0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
New Earswick0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Rawcliffe & Clifton South0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
South Bank & Dringhouses0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Strensall0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Tang Hall0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A

Weekly data

Triage: As at 28 March there had been 58 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. There were 56 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 Amber last week. This is due to a higher than expected number of cases on two occasions: 13 cases on 22 March and 15 cases on 25 March.  In recent weeks the number of cases have been low in York which has an effect on the thresholds used to determine the RAG rating – a small change can mean the difference between a red, amber and green rating.

Testing: As at 29 March, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 0.71%. That’s down from 1.58% last week. The national and regional averages are 2.3% and 4.7% respectively. The latest 7 day positivity rate in York for Pillar 1 tests only was 2.1%. The national average is 0.9%.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 11,321 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 10,220 of the cases have been completed (90.3%). Altogether 26,358 contacts have been identified and 19,974 of these have been traced (75.8%).

Cases in care homes: As at 31 March, there were no care homes in the York area with at least one case of Covid-19 affecting either a staff member or resident.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 29 March there were six children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive across six schools, down from 16 the week before.

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 19 March, 386 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (226 in hospital, 131 in care homes, 21 at home and eight in a hospice). That is three more – all in hospital – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 183.3, which is lower than the national average of 227.7.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 30 March, there were ten confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital, down from 14 the week before. The peak number was 157 on 19 January. There were three confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 30 March 92,113 York residents has received the first dose (43.7% of the population) and 9,857 had received both doses (4.7% of the population).

In North Yorkshire, there were 27 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 29,306  – an infection rate of 4,741.7 cases per 100K.

There are 1,858 cases in Ryedale (no change), 4,841 in Selby (up six), 7,588 in Harrogate (up five), 4,176 in Hambleton (up one), 5,486 in Scarborough (up nine), 2,595 in Richmondshire (up four) and 2,762 in Craven (up two).

There was one more coronavirus-related death reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today. That is the first death since Friday, 19 March.

That takes the total to 584 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: 4,353,668 (4,350,266)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 3,402 (4,479)
  • Total number UK deaths: 126,816 (126,764)
  • Daily UK deaths: 52 (51)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,205 (12,201)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 29,306 (29,279)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 17,816 (17,798)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 31,301,267 as of 1 April (31,147,444)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 4,948,635 as of 1 April (4,513,458)