Coronavirus update: York has more than 100 confirmed cases

The Nightingale Hospital at Harrogate Convention Centre, which is about to open to Yorkshire patients. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
9 Apr 2020 @ 9.00 pm
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Today’s figures reveal that York has 101 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

That’s a rise of 14 from yesterday.

North Yorkshire has also seen an increase in the number of confirmed cases, from 328 yesterday to 352.

Figures released by NHS England today (Thursday, 9 April) revealed that four more people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 at the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, three of which were at York Hospital.

The total number of coronavirus deaths within the trust is now 33, with 22 from York and 11 from Scarborough Hospital.

Here are some of the key figures (yesterday’s numbers in brackets):

  • Total UK cases: 65,077 (60,733)
  • Daily confirmed UK cases: 4,344 (5,491)
  • Total UK deaths: 7,978 (6,159)
  • Daily UK deaths: 881 (938)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 101 (87)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 352 (328)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 150 (123)

The number of people in the UK tested for coronavirus since the outbreak began – 243,421, as of April 9 – is the equivalent of around 365 people in every 100,000, or 0.4% of the population.

On average just under 11,500 new people were tested daily in the seven days up to April 9.

In the previous seven days the daily average was just over 8,300.

The difference between the number of new deaths announced today by the Department of Health – 881 – and the combined total of new deaths announced today by health authorities in the four nations of the UK – 891 – is due to the difference in how and when the data is collected and reported.

Neither of these figures accurately measures how many deaths have occurred in the UK since yesterday.

For example, 57 deaths of those announced today by NHS England occurred in March, including two on March 19 and one on March 16.