Wednesday update: York coronavirus case rate falls

A social distancing sign by the river in York. Photograph: YorkMix

Another ten coronavirus cases were confirmed in York today (Wednesday, 17 March).

That takes the cumulative total to 12,081 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,736 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 63 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 49 (-43.8%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 42.3 new cases per 100,000 people (89 cases in the week to 13 March). That’s down from 48.9 in the previous seven days (103 cases in the week to 6 March).

The English national average is 58.7, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 107.6.

There have been two more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area, and two in the last seven days (down one / 33.3%).

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

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 12 March

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
Strensall10143.53 (42.9%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park10107.07 (233.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves869.94 (100.0%)
Clifton Without & Skelton782.3-4 (-36.4%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe753.20 (0.0%)
New Earswick7121.72 (40.0%)
Heworth North & Stockton551.4-4 (-44.4%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South559.53 (150.0%)
Acomb438.2-4 (-50.0%)
South Bank & Dringhouses451.3-3 (-42.9%)
Tang Hall435.32 (100.0%)
Clifton North334.61 (50.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University331.30 (0.0%)
Haxby352.2-1 (-25.0%)
Holgate West332.0-4 (-57.1%)
Huntington343.71 (50.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood332.5-1 (-25.0%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Holgate East0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Osbaldwick0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A
York City Centre
0-2 Data suppressed*N/AN/A

In North Yorkshire, there were 53 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 28,756  – an infection rate of 4,652.7 cases per 100K.

There are 1,830 cases in Ryedale (up four), 4,691 in Selby (up 12), 7,478 in Harrogate (up 17), 4,125 in Hambleton (up nine), 5,374 in Scarborough (up three), 2,556 in Richmondshire (up seven) and 2,702 in Craven (up one).

There was one more coronavirus-related death reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today. It is the first such death in eight days.

That takes the total to 581 across the trust (York and Scarborough Hospitals).


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

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 4,274,579 (4,268,821)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 5,758 (5,294)
  • Total number UK deaths: 125,831 (125,690)
  • Daily UK deaths: 141 (110)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,081 (12,071)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 28,756 (28,703)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 17,357 (17,311)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 25,273,226 as of 16 March (24,839,906)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 1,759,445 as of 16 March (1,663,646)