Wednesday update: More coronavirus cases confirmed in York – as weekly infection rate climbs

Shoppers in York on Monday. Photograph: YorkMix

Four more coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Wednesday, 12 August) – the first figures since Monday, after technical problems prevented Public Health England updating its dashboard yesterday.

That takes the cumulative total in the city to 935 – giving a total infection rate of 443.9 cases per 100,000 people.

And York’s weekly coronavirus rate has also risen, from:

  • 0.9 cases per 100,000 people (two cases) in the week to 2 August, to
  • 4.3 cases per 100,000 people (nine cases) in the week to 9 August.

However, that still leaves York 168th out of 315 in the rankings of local authorities. The council area with the highest rate is Oldham, with 104.6 cases per 100K – and the highest Yorkshire authority is Bradford at number five with 54.7.

Twelve local authority areas have recorded no cases at all in the week to 9 August.

In North Yorkshire there were eight new cases confirmed today, taking the total to 2,614 – a cumulative infection rate of 422.9 cases per 100K.

There are 137 cases in Ryedale (no change), 324 in Selby (no change), 740 in Harrogate (up one) and 563 in Scarborough (no change).

There were no more coronavirus related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust reported today – the total remains at 214. The last death recorded within the trust was on 18 June.

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

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

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 313,798 (311,641)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 1,009 (816)
  • Total number UK deaths: 46,706 (46,526)
  • Daily UK deaths: 77 (21)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 935 (931)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 2,614 (2,606)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 1,663 (1,660)