Tuesday update: Two more coronavirus deaths – but York’s case rate lowest in Yorkshire

York Hospital. Photograph: YorkMix

Two more people have died at York Hospital of coronavirus today (Tuesday, 17 November) – but the city’s rate of new cases is now the lowest in the region.

In York, there were another 52 more confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city.

This takes the cumulative total to 5,259 – giving an overall infection rate of 2,496.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Due to the adjusted count methods, in the last seven days 1,031 positive Covid-19 tests have been added to the total in York – a rise of 685 (+198.0%).

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 175.2 new cases per 100,000 people (369 cases in the week to 13 November). That’s down from 189.4 in the previous seven days (399 cases in the week to 6 November).

That is lowest rate in Yorkshire and the Humber. The highest rate is Hull (776.4 cases per 100,000 people), followed by Scarborough (595.8).

At the University of York, there were 63 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test today. Since the previous update on Friday it has been notified of 10 new cases, included in that figure.

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

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 12 November:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 12 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
Fulford, Heslington & University48500.58 (20.0%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe32243.015 (88.2%)
Holgate West21224.17 (50.0%)
Huntington20291.09 (81.8%)
Tang Hall20176.32 (11.1%)
Clifton North18207.612 (200.0%)
Holgate East17187.0-4 (-19.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park17182.00 (0.0%)
Acomb16152.8-12 (-42.9%)
Wigginton15245.9-4 (-21.1%)
York City Centre
15111.3-20 (-57.1%)
Clifton Without & Skelton14164.6-5 (-26.3%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham14219.69 (180.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe12144.6-6 (-33.3%)
Heworth North & Stockton12123.40 (0.0%)
Strensall11157.80 (0.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses10128.2-5 (-33.3%)
Haxby9156.7-2 (-18.2%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood997.5-15 (-62.5%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South895.20 (0.0%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake7108.0-1 (-12.5%)
Heworth South & The Groves761.2-23 (-76.7%)
Osbaldwick671.4-2 (-25.0%)
New Earswick469.5-7 (-63.6%)

In North Yorkshire, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases went up by 205, taking the cumulative total to 11,572 – an infection rate of 1,872.3 cases per 100K.

There are 609 cases in Ryedale (up 11), 1,792 in Selby (up 29), 3,204 in Harrogate (up 48), 1,515 in Hambleton (up 26), 2,470 in Scarborough (up 69), 845 in Richmondshire (up 4) and 1,137 in Craven (up 18).

There were two more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today – both at York Hospital.

That takes the total to 261. 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: 1,410,732 (1,390,681)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 20,051 (21,363)
  • Total number UK deaths: 52,745 (52,147)
  • Daily UK deaths: 598 (213)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 5,259 (5,207)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 11,572 (11,367)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 8,151 (8,151)