Thursday update: York’s coronavirus case rate falls again

Inside the coronavirus testing station at St William's College, York. Photograph: Richard McDougall

A further five coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Thursday, 20 May).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,344 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,860.8 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 22 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 15 (-40.5%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 12.3 new cases per 100,000 people (26 cases in the week to 16 May). That’s down from 16.1 in the previous seven days (34 cases in the week to 9 May).

The English national average is 21, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 34.7.

There have been no coronavirus deaths in the City of York Council area in the last seven days.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 15 May:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 15 May

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
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe860.85 (166.7%)
Holgate East333.00 (0.0%)
Osbaldwick335.71 (50.0%)
Acomb0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Clifton North0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Clifton Without & Skelton0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Fulford, Heslington & University0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Heworth North & Stockton0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Heworth South & The Groves0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Holgate West0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Huntington0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
New Earswick0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Rawcliffe & Clifton South0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
South Bank & Dringhouses0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Strensall0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Tang Hall0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A
York City Centre
0-2 (No data)*N/AN/A

In North Yorkshire, there were nine new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 30,145  – an infection rate of 4,877.4 cases per 100K.

There are 1,894 cases in Ryedale (no change), 5,199 in Selby (up five), 7,729 in Harrogate (up one), 4,225 in Hambleton (no change), 5,605 in Scarborough (up two), 2,648 in Richmondshire (no change) and 2,845 in Craven (up one).

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That leaves the total at 591 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals). The last death reported at the trust was on 21 April.


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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,455,221 (4,452,527)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 2,874 (2,696)
  • Total number UK deaths: 127,701 (127,694)
  • Daily UK deaths: 7 (3)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,344 (12,339)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 30,145 (30,136)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 18,453 (18,442)
  • People vaccinated in York on 19 May – 1st dose: 239 (111,688 in total)
  • People vaccinated in York on 19 May – 2nd dose: 1,081 (62,321 in total)
  • People vaccinated UK – 1st dose: 37,250,363 as of 19 May (36,985,505)
  • People vaccinated UK – 2nd dose: 21,239,471 as of 19 May (20,870,453)