Monday update: Huge jump of more than 700 coronavirus cases in York – as counting methods change

A social distancing sign at the top of Stonegate, York. Photograph: YorkMix

York’s total confirmed coronavirus cases leapt by more than 700 today (Monday, 16 November) – as Public Health England changed the way it counted them.

PHE said it has “updated the way it records the location of people who have been tested for Covid-19. Counts of cases and deaths at sub-national level have been updated to reflect this.”

In York’s case, it means there are another 702 more confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city.

This takes the cumulative total to 5,207 – giving an overall infection rate of 2,472.2 cases per 100,000 people.

That means in the last seven days 1,014 positive Covid-19 tests have been added to the total in York – a rise 0f 645 (+174.8%).

However, the counting change hasn’t affected the coronavirus rate in York, which is still relatively low.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 171.9 new cases per 100,000 people (362 cases in the week to 12 November). That’s down from 192.8 in the previous seven days (406 cases in the week to 5 November).

There were also two more coronavirus-related deaths reported at York Hospital today.

At the University of York, there were 60 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test today. Since the previous update on Friday it has been notified of 2 new cases, included in that figure.

At York St John University, there were eight people self isolating due to a positive test on Sunday.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 11 November:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 11 November

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, Heslington & University51531.813 (34.2%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe33250.617 (106.2%)
Tang Hall23202.85 (27.8%)
Huntington22320.112 (120.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park21224.86 (40.0%)
Wigginton20327.91 (5.3%)
Acomb19181.5-7 (-26.9%)
Holgate East18198.0-2 (-10.0%)
York City Centre
18133.6-17 (-48.6%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe17204.91 (6.2%)
Clifton Without & Skelton17199.8-2 (-10.5%)
Holgate West16170.8-1 (-5.9%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham15235.310 (200.0%)
Clifton North14161.58 (133.3%)
Heworth North & Stockton13133.71 (8.3%)
South Bank & Dringhouses11141.0-3 (-21.4%)
Strensall11157.8-4 (-26.7%)
Heworth South & The Groves1087.4-18 (-64.3%)
Haxby9156.7-1 (-10.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake8123.50 (0.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood886.7-18 (-69.2%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South671.4-4 (-40.0%)
Osbaldwick559.5-4 (-44.4%)
New Earswick469.5-7 (-63.6%)

In North Yorkshire, the changed counting method means the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has gone down by 460, taking the cumulative total to 11,367 – an infection rate of 1,839.2 cases per 100K.

There are 598 cases in Ryedale (down 35), 1,763 in Selby (up 25), 3,156 in Harrogate (down 201), 1,489 in Hambleton (down 83), 2,401 in Scarborough (up 29), 841 in Richmondshire (down 112) and 1,119 in Craven (down 34).

There were three more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today – two at York and one at Scarborough.

That takes the total to 259. We don’t have an up-to-date breakdown of that figure between York and Scarborough Hospitals.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 1,390,681 (1,369,318)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 21,363 (24,962)
  • Total number UK deaths: 52,147 (51,934)
  • Daily UK deaths: 213 (168)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 5,207 (4,505)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 11,367 (11,827)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 8,151 (8,212)