Friday update: 17 more coronavirus cases in York – which remains on ‘red rating’

18 Sep 2020 @ 6.18 pm
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There were 17 more cases of coronavirus confirmed in York today (Friday, 18 September).

That takes the cumulative total to 1,102 – giving an overall infection rate of 523.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 32.8 new cases per 100,000 people (69 cases in the week to 15 September). That’s up from 20.9 in the previous seven days (44 cases in the week to 8 September).

Meanwhile York remains on the red rating on the Public Health England ‘exceedance’ measures. The rating (which can be red, amber or green) was triggered by a higher than expected number of cases per 100 tests five times in the last 14 days.

It’s the fourth week in a row York has been on the red rating.

In North Yorkshire, 31 new cases were confirmed today, taking the cumulative total to 3,199 – an infection rate of 517.6 cases per 100K.

There are 158 cases in Ryedale (no change), 451 in Selby (up seven), 900 in Harrogate (up six), 388 in Hambleton (up four), 671 in Scarborough (up three), 306 in Richmondshire (up three) and 325 in Craven (up eight).

There were no more coronavirus related deaths reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust reported today – the total remains at 214. The last death recorded within the trust was on 18 June.

The total includes 134 in York Hospital and 80 in Scarborough.

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

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 385,936 (381,614)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 4,322 (3,395)
  • Total number UK deaths: 41,732 (41,705)
  • Daily UK deaths: 27 (21)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 1,102 (1,085)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 3,199 (3,168)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 1,833 (1,828)