Thursday update: Coronavirus rate rises in York as another case is confirmed

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The rate of coronavirus infection in York has risen slightly in the past week – according to Public Health England figures, reports local democracy reporter Chloe Laversuch.

But it remains lower than many other parts of the country.

According to the latest figures, the rate of positive Covid-19 tests in York is 3.3 per 100,000 people tested.

The rate was 1.9 per 100,000 in the previous week.

By comparison, the latest infection rate in Leicester is 116 per 100,000 people tested.

The data is based on both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 testing sources – and the latest figures related to tests carried out between June 29 and July 5 – before pubs, restaurants and cafes were allowed to reopen.

There has been one more coronavirus case confirmed in York today (Wednesday, 8 July).

That leaves the total in the city at 903 – giving an overall rate of infection of 430.2 per 100,000 people. 

No more cases have been reported in North Yorkshire, leaving the total at 2,521

Meanwhile it’s another day when no further Covid-19 related deaths have been reported within York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – leaving the total at 214

The total includes 134 in York Hospital and 80 in Scarborough. 

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

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 287,621 (286,979)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 642 (630)
  • Total number UK deaths: 44,602 (44,517)
  • Daily UK deaths: 85 (126)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 903 (902)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 2,521 (2,521)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 1,642 (1,639)