Weekly coronavirus rate drops by half in York

A face-covering sign near Bettys in York. Photograph: YorkMix
22 Jul 2020 @ 9.56 am
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York’s weekly coronavirus rate has fallen again.

The latest figures from Public Health England have shown York’s weekly rate fell to 1.4 new cases per 100,000 population in the seven days to 18 July.

In the week to 11 July the rate was 2.9 per 100K. The previous week it was 3.3.

The latest data puts York at 254th out of 315 authorities – although there are 19 areas joint last with no new cases at all, including Ryedale.

Weekly coronavirus rates – to 18 July 2020

Local authority areaWeek to 18 JulyWeek to 11 JulyPosition
East Riding0.62.4295

Blackburn with Darwen is in first place – the rate has jumped from 47.7 in the seven days to 11 July to 78.6 in the seven days to 18 July, with 117 new cases recorded.

Second on the list is Leicester, where the rate has gone down from 125.6 to 73.8, and where 262 new cases have been recorded.

The area with the highest rate in Yorkshire is Bradford – it recorded 41.1 cases, up from 36.1 the week before.