Wednesday update: York has the ninth lowest Covid rate in the country

A sign on Coney Street, York. Photograph: YorkMix

York currently has the country’s ninth lowest Covid rate, public health leaders say – writes local democracy reporter Chloe Laversuch.

The latest rate for York is 15.7 cases per 100,000 people – which works out to around 25 to 30 positive test results a week, says Fiona Phillips from the city’s public health team.

The rate for residents over the age of 60 is even lower, at 12.1 per 100,000.

“We are really seeing the numbers drop,” Ms Phillips told the outbreak management advisory board today, Wednesday.

“That is the lowest rate within the Yorkshire and Humber region. It’s the ninth lowest rate across the country.”

She added that the latest statistics for Covid patients at York Hospital Trust show there were 12 inpatients – nine in general or acute wards and three in ITU.

This news comes as York recorded its second day in a row with no new coronavirus cases (Wednesday, 7 April).

It leaves the cumulative total at 12,219 – giving an overall infection rate of 5,801.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In the last seven days 21 people in York have tested positive for Covid-19 – down 30 (-58.8%) week on week.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 15.7 new cases per 100,000 people (33 cases in the week to 3 April). That’s down from 30.4 in the previous seven days (64 cases in the week to 27 March).

The English national average is 38.6, the Yorkshire and Humber average is 78.1.

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths in the York council area today, and two in the last seven days (up two / 100%).

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 2 April:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 2 April

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 Road & Clementhorpe753.25 (250.0%)
Holgate West553.4-4 (-44.4%)
South Bank & Dringhouses564.13 (150.0%)
Fulford, Heslington & University331.3-1 (-25.0%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park332.11 (50.0%)
Acomb0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Clifton North0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Clifton Without & Skelton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Haxby0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Heworth North & Stockton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Heworth South & The Groves0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Holgate East0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Huntington0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
New Earswick0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Osbaldwick0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Rawcliffe & Clifton South0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Strensall0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Tang Hall0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Wigginton0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
York City Centre
0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood0-2 (Data suppressed)*N/AN/A

In North Yorkshire, there were 15 new coronavirus cases today, taking the cumulative total to 29,403  – an infection rate of 4,757.4 cases per 100K.

There are 1,866 cases in Ryedale (up two), 4,864 in Selby (no change), 7,603 in Harrogate (up six), 4,184 in Hambleton (up one), 5,514 in Scarborough (up two), 2,599 in Richmondshire (up one) and 2,773 in Craven (up three).

There were no more coronavirus-related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today. The last death was on Friday, 2 April.

That leaves the total at 584 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: 4,367,291 (4,364,529)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 2,763 (2,379)
  • Total number UK deaths: 126,927 (126,882)
  • Daily UK deaths: 45 (20)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 12,219 (12,219)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 29,403 (29,388)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 17,892 (17,869)
  • People vaccinated – 1st dose: 31,707,594 as of 6 April (31,622,367)
  • People vaccinated – 2nd dose: 5,683,509 as of 6 April (5,496,716)