Wednesday update: 66 more coronavirus cases in York – as university numbers rise again

York St John University. Photograph: Richard McDougall

There were 66 new coronavirus cases confirmed in York today (Wednesday, 7 October).

That takes the cumulative total to 1,765 – giving an overall infection rate of 838 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 192.3 new cases per 100,000 people (405 cases in the week to 4 October). That’s up from 72.6 in the previous seven days (153 cases in the week to 27 September).

At the University of York, there are now 135 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test on Wednesday – up from 113 the day before.

At York St John University there were 63 people with a positive test on Tuesday – up from 46 the day before.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 3 October:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 27 September-3 October

Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases by Middle Super Output Area. Source
Fulford, Heslington & University39
Heworth South & The Groves24
Tang Hall24
Holgate East23
York City Centre
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham17
South Bank & Dringhouses17
Clifton Without & Skelton15
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood15
Clifton North
Heworth North & Stockton14
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe13
Rawcliffe & Clifton South12
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park12
Holgate West10
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe7
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake7
New Earswick7

In North Yorkshire, there were 71 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today, taking the cumulative total to 4,457 – an infection rate of 732.6 cases per 100K.

There are 244 cases in Ryedale (up three), 633 in Selby (up nine), 1,254 in Harrogate (up 24), 564 in Hambleton (up 16), 855 in Scarborough (up eight), 432 in Richmondshire (up six) and 574 in Craven (up 49).

There were no more coronavirus related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust reported today – the total remains at 215. The last death recorded within the trust was on 5 October.

The total includes 135 in York Hospital and 80 in Scarborough.

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

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 544,275 (530,113)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 14,162 (14,542)
  • Total number UK deaths: 42,515 (42,445)
  • Daily UK deaths: 70 (76)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 1,765 (1,699)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 4,528 (4,457)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 2,478 (2,424)