Thursday update: Coronavirus infection rate falls in York – and no further deaths

A new bulletin from Public Health England today (Thursday, 2 July) has shown the Covid-19 infection rate has fallen in York, week-on-week.

Yesterday we reported that the rate of infection in the city for the week ending 21 June was 6.7 per 100,000 people.

That was already relatively low. But the latest set of figures, for the week ending 28 June, show York’s infection rate was 1.9 per 100,000 people – a fall of more than 70%.

This includes both Pillar 1 tests that have been carried out in PHE and NHS laboratories, and Pillar 2 tests conducted in the wider community.

At the time of publishing today’s Pillar 1 test results had not been updated.

Meanwhile there are no further coronavirus-related deaths reported within York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today – leaving the total at 214.

This includes 134 in York Hospital and 80 in Scarborough.