Tuesday update: Another 29 coronavirus cases in York – but infection rate halves in a month

A hand sanitiser dispenser near York Minster. Photograph: YorkMix

Another 29 coronavirus cases were confirmed today in York (Tuesday, 24 November) – and there was one Covid-related death within the NHS trust.

But the coronavirus rate has more than halved in the last month, the latest figures show.

The latest cases takes the cumulative total to 5,518 – giving an overall infection rate of 2,619.9 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days there have been 259 positive Covid-19 tests in York – a decrease of 772 (74.9%) week on week. That drop is exceptional as it is comes in the week after 702 tests were added to the total on 16 November due to a recalibration of the weekly figures.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 132.0 new cases per 100,000 people (278 cases in the week to 20 November). That’s down from 176.6 in the previous seven days (372 cases in the week to 13 November).

It peaked a month ago, at 309.6 cases per 100,000 on October 20, meaning the rate has reduced by more than a half in the last month.

At the University of York, there were 35 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test today. Since the previous update on Monday it has been notified of four new cases, included in that figure.

At York St John University, there were nine people self isolating due to a positive test on Sunday.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 19 November:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 19 November

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
rolling rate
Clifton Without & Skelton26305.612 (85.7%)
Fulford, Heslington & University26271.1-22 (-45.8%)
Holgate East18198.01 (5.9%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe17129.1-15 (-46.9%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park16171.3-1 (-5.9%)
Acomb14133.7-2 (-12.5%)
Heworth North & Stockton14144.02 (16.7%)
Holgate West13138.8-8 (-38.1%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood13140.94 (44.4%)
Clifton North12138.4-6 (-33.3%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham12188.3-2 (-14.3%)
Wigginton12196.8-3 (-20.0%)
York City Centre
1289.1-3 (-20.0%)
Osbaldwick11130.95 (83.3%)
Strensall11157.80 (0.0%)
Heworth South & The Groves978.62 (28.6%)
Huntington9131.0-11 (-55.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe896.4-4 (-33.3%)
Tang Hall870.5-13 (-61.9%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South783.3-2 (-22.2%)
South Bank & Dringhouses789.7-4 (-36.4%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake692.6-1 (-14.3%)
Haxby6104.5-3 (-33.3%)
New Earswick352.2-1 (-25.0%)

In North Yorkshire, there were 89 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 12,703 – an infection rate of 2,055.3 cases per 100K.

There are 680 cases in Ryedale (up six), 2,003 in Selby (up 22), 3,441 in Harrogate (up 21), 1,646 in Hambleton (up ten), 2,759 in Scarborough (up 17), 937 in Richmondshire (up six) and 1,237 in Craven (up seven).

There was one more coronavirus-related death reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today.

That takes the total to 276.

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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 1,538,794 (1,527,495)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 11,299 (15,450)
  • Total number UK deaths: 55,838 (55,230)
  • Daily UK deaths: 608 (206)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 5,518 (5,489)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 12,703 (12,614)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 9,233680 (9,167)