Friday update: York’s coronavirus rate drops below the Yorkshire average

A social distancing sign in the Coppergate Centre. Photograph: YorkMix

A further 72 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Friday, 29 January).

It takes the cumulative total to 10,919 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,218.5 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 232.6 new cases per 100,000 people (490 cases in the week to 25 January). That’s up from 375.1 in the previous seven days (790 cases in the week to 18 January).

The English national average is 354.2, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 236.5.

That’s a big turnaround – earlier this month York had the highest case rate in Yorkshire.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 24 January:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 24 January

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
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe40303.8-1 (-2.4%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood37400.9-25 (-40.3%)
Clifton Without & Skelton30352.6-11 (-26.8%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park30321.1-11 (-26.8%)
Tang Hall28246.8-2 (-6.7%)
Acomb27257.9-36 (-57.1%)
New Earswick26452.02 (8.3%)
Haxby25435.2-6 (-19.4%)
Holgate West25266.8-10 (-28.6%)
Osbaldwick25297.4-13 (-34.2%)
Fulford, Heslington & University24250.3-10 (-29.4%)
Heworth North & Stockton24246.821 (-46.7%)
Heworth South & The Groves24209.7-8 (-25.0%)
Strensall23329.9-13 (-36.1%)
Clifton North22253.8-23 (-51.1%)
York City Centre
21155.8-7 (-25.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe18217.0-6 (-25.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses18230.74 (28.6%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South17202.2-14 (-45.2%)
Holgate East16176.0-5 (-23.8%)
Wigginton13213.1-38 (-74.5%)
Huntington12174.6-24 (-66.7%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham8125.5-9 (-52.9%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake7108.0-33 (-82.5%)

Weekly data

Triage: As at 25 January there had been 225 Covid triages in the York area in the previous seven days. That’s down by 42 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 25 January, the seven-day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 9.61%. That’s down from 12.9% last week. The national and regional averages are 11.9% and 9.1% respectively.

Contact tracing: Since 28 May, 9,953 laboratory-confirmed Covid cases in York have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 8,940 of the cases have been completed (89.8%). Altogether 23,683 contacts have been identified and 17,540 of these have been traced (74.1%).

Cases in care homes: As at 27 January, there were 13 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 28 January.

Cases in schools: In the seven days up to 24 January there were 30 children of primary and secondary school age who tested positive (across 19 different schools).

Deaths: In the ONS data up to 15 January, 263 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded as having occurred for York residents (146 in hospital, 97 in care homes, 14 at home and six in a hospice). That is 25 more – 18 in hospital, six in care homes and one at home – than the previous week. The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 124.9, which is lower than the national average of 157.6.

Covid bed occupancy: As at 26 January, there were 156 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds at York Hospital. There were seven confirmed Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit.

Vaccinations: As at 26 January 26,294 York residents has received the first dose and 1,017 had received both doses. A total of 10,281 people over 80 have received the first dose. This represents 90.7% of the estimated number of people aged over 80 in York (11,334 people). Altogether 708 people aged 65+ who live in care homes have received the first dose.

In North Yorkshire, there were 185 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 25,467  – an infection rate of 4,120.5 cases per 100K.

There are 1,590 cases in Ryedale (up 12), 4,094 in Selby (up 35), 6,558 in Harrogate (up 41), 3,602 in Hambleton (up 36), 4,963 in Scarborough (up 23), 2,185 in Richmondshire (up 18) and 2,475 in Craven (up 20).

There were three more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

That takes the total to 485 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: 3,772,813 (3,743,734)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 29,079 (28,680)
  • Total number UK deaths: 104,371 (103,126)
  • Daily UK deaths: 1,245 (1,239)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 10,991 (10,919)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 25,467 (25,282)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 15,033 (14,931)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 7,891,184 as of 28 January (7,447,199)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 478,254 as of 28 January (476,298)