Monday update: Delta variant is dominant Covid strain in York as cases rise

Covid-19 visualisation. Photograph: Fusion Medical Animation / Unsplash

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain of the virus in York and cases are rising, it was revealed on the day the lifting of restrictions was delayed.

York public health leaders are urging people to book their second dose of the vaccine for eight weeks after the first – saying the vaccine is more effective against the Delta variant if people have had both doses.

The latest provisional rate for the city is 55.1 cases per 100,000 and Fiona Phillips from the public health team warned it is set to rise.

Another 20 coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Monday, 14 June).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,628 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,995.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 144 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – up 82 (132.3%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 55.1 new cases per 100,000 people (116 cases in the week to 10 June). That’s up from 28.5 in the previous seven days (60 cases in the week to 3 June).

The English national average is 67.1, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 74.2.

There have been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area in the last seven days (as at 14 June).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 9 June:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 9 June

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
Tang Hall15132.213 (650.0%)
York City Centre
1181.66 (120.0%)
Acomb986.07 (350.0%)
Clifton North780.72 (40.0%)
Osbaldwick783.35 (250.0%)
Holgate East666.04 (200.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe560.30 (0.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake577.23 (150.0%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe538.03 (150.0%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham578.43 (150.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University441.72 (100.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton441.1-1 (-20.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves435.0-3 (-42.9%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South447.6-4 (-50.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park442.82 (100.0%)
Clifton Without & Skelton335.31 (50.0%)
Holgate West332.0-1 (-25.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood332.51 (50.0%)
Haxby0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Huntington0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
New Earswick0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
South Bank & Dringhouses0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Strensall0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A

In North Yorkshire, there were 40 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 30,734 – an infection rate of 4,972.7 cases per 100K.

There are 1,913 cases in Ryedale (up five), 5,344 in Selby (up ten), 7,912 in Harrogate (up 13), 4,294 in Hambleton (up four), 5,668 in Scarborough (up three), 2,684 in Richmondshire (up two) and 2,919 in Craven (up three).

There were no coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That leaves the total at 592 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death was reported on 3 June.

There were no coronavirus patient admitted to the trust on 6 June, and two in the previous seven days.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,573,419 (4,565,813)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 7,742 (7,490)
  • Total number UK deaths: 127,907 (127,904)
  • Daily UK deaths: 3 (8)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,628 (12,608)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 30,734 (30,694)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 18,754 (18,746)
  • People vaccinated in York on 13 June – 1st dose: 1,215 (127,287 in total)
  • People vaccinated in York on 13 June – 2nd dose: 528 (88,170 in total)
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 41,698,429 as of 13 June (41,551,201)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 29,973,779 as of 13 June (29,792,658)