There are two more confirmed coronavirus cases in York, as of today (Monday, 13 April).
Latest figures from Public Health England showed 127 official cases in York, up from 125 yesterday.
In North Yorkshire the total is 456 – a rise from 436 on Sunday.
To put that into context, with a population of 618,904, North Yorkshire has a confirmed rate of 74 cases per 100,000 people.
York, with a population of 211,099, has 60 confirmed cases per 100,000 people (source: ODI Leeds).
Separate figures from NHS England show there have been two more Covid-19-related deaths in the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, taking the total to 42.
Here are some of the key figures (yesterday’s numbers in brackets):
- Total UK cases: 88,621 (84,279)
- Daily confirmed UK cases: 4,342 (5,288)
- Total UK deaths: 11,329 (10,612)
- Daily UK deaths: 717 (737)
- Confirmed cases in York: 127 (125)
- Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 456 (436)
- Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 220 (204)
At today’s national press conference Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said there were “positive signs” from the data that the UK was “starting to win” the struggle against the virus.
He added: “But we’ve still got a long way to go, and as those grisly figures that I’ve just read out show, we’ve still not passed the peak of this virus.
He explained that this week the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) would review the evidence of the effectiveness of social distancing measures.
“We don’t expect to make any changes to the measures currently in place at that point and we won’t until we’re confident, as confident as we realistically can be, that any such changes can be safely made,” Mr Raab added.