New figures show how coronavirus is affecting each age group in York.
Public health stats released by the government show the rate of people with at least one positive Covid-19 test result per 100,000 population.
And, as some children go back to school in the city this week, it shows that children aged between 5 and 14 have a coronavirus rate of 300+.
The data is marked as experimental, but the most recent figures are likely to be accurate.
Here are the case rates for three dates – 29 December (the latest information available); a month earlier on 29 November; and close to the height of the pandemic in York, on 4 May.
York coronavirus case rates by age groupRate of people in York with at least one positive Covid-19 test result (either lab-reported or lateral flow device) per 100,000 population in the rolling 7-day period ending on the dates shown, by age
|Age||29 Dec||29 Nov||4 May
|0 to 4||188.7||52.4||0|
|5 to 9||360.7||18.5||9.2|
|10 to 14||323.6||19||0|
|15 to 19||248.5||42.6||7.1|
|20 to 24||323.9||99.3||60.5|
|25 to 29||396.5||122.5||87.5|
|30 to 34||447.2||96.9||104.3|
|35 to 39||632||121.5||121.5|
|40 to 44||682.9||35||96.3|
|45 to 49||536.5||86.8||71|
|50 to 54||379.6||106.3||235.3|
|55 to 59||430.8||47||125.3|
|60 to 64||378.3||73.8||92.3|
|65 to 69||253.4||50.7||101.4|
|70 to 74||134.7||57.7||67.4|
|75 to 79||224||28||70|
|80 to 84||223.7||34.4||120.5|
|85 to 89||176||29.3||293.3|
The difference in the data shows how quickly the rates have increased over the last four weeks.
That includes the rate affecting school age children. The rate for those aged from 5 to 9 has increased from 18.5 to 360.7 in a month; and for those aged 10 to 14 the rate increased from 19 to 323.6.
The age group with the highest rate is 40 to 44 at 682.9. The lowest rate – affecting 70 to 74-year-olds – is 134.7.
It comes as the controversy continues over the government’s decision to reopen schools in England.
Primary school children go back to school in York and North Yorkshire this week.
And secondary schools will reopen from:
- 4 Jan – for children of key workers and vulnerable children
- 11 Jan – for Year 11 and 13 students
- 18 Jan – for all students.