Thursday update: 52 coronavirus cases confirmed in York as number of positive tests falls again

The coronavirus testing station at Poppleton Park&Ride. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

There was another Covid-19 related death at York NHS Trust and a further 52 coronavirus cases confirmed in York today (Thursday, 29 October).

That takes the cumulative total to 3,589 – giving an overall infection rate of 1,704 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days there have been 517 positive Covid-19 tests in York – which is down by 156 (-23.2%).

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 257.3 new cases per 100,000 people (542 cases in the week to 25 October). That’s down from 307.2 in the previous seven days (647 cases in the week to 18 October).

At the University of York, there were 117 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test today. Since the previous update on Wednesday it has been notified of 27 new cases, included in that figure.

At York St John University there were 34 people self isolating due to a positive test on Wednesday.

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

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

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
AreaCases7 day
rolling rate
Fulford, Heslington & University80834.2-69 (-46.3%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South39463.910 (34.5%)
Heworth South & The Groves38332.115 (65.2%)
York City Centre
34252.39 (36.0%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe33250.6-3 (-8.3%)
Clifton North29334.59 (45.0%)
Tang Hall29255.6-20 (-40.8%)
Clifton Without & Skelton27317.3-2 (-6.9%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park26278.313 (100.0%)
Osbaldwick24285.57 (41.2%)
Holgate West22234.86 (37.5%)
Acomb20191.0-5 (-20.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses19243.6-7 (-26.9%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood19205.9-5 (-20.8%)
Heworth North & Stockton17174.8-16 (-48.5%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake16247.01 (6.7%)
Holgate East15165.01 (7.1%)
New Earswick15260.8-1 (-6.2%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham15235.310 (200.0%)
Wigginton15245.9-8 (-34.8%)
Strensall14200.8-2 (-12.5%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe11132.6-3 (-21.4%)
Huntington11160.10 (0.0%)
Haxby6104.5-2 (-25.0%)

In North Yorkshire, there were 160 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today, taking the cumulative total to 7,630 – an infection rate of 1,234.5 cases per 100K.

There are 411 cases in Ryedale (up eight), 1,192 in Selby (up 26), 2,247 in Harrogate (up 58), 1,033 in Hambleton (up 23), 1,264 in Scarborough (up 22), 651 in Richmondshire (up 14) and 832 in Craven (up nine).

There was one more coronavirus-related death reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today; we haven’t been able to ascertain whether it was at York Hospital or Scarborough.

That takes the total to 230. 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: 965,340 (942,275)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 23,065 (24,701)
  • Total number UK deaths: 45,955 (45,675)
  • Daily UK deaths: 280 (310)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 3,589 (3,537)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 7,630 (7,470)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 4,670 (4,529)