Friday update: More coronavirus cases confirmed in York, which stays on the red rating

The new NHS Covid-19 app on a mobile phone. The app is to be launched across England and Wales within two weeks. Photograph: Scott D'Arcy / PA Wire
11 Sep 2020 @ 6.00 pm
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Nine more cases of coronavirus were confirmed in York today (Friday, 11 September).

That takes the cumulative total to 1,017 – giving an overall infection rate of 482.9 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 17.1 new cases per 100,000 people (36 cases in the week to 8 September). That’s up from 9.5 in the previous seven days (20 cases in the week to 1 September).

Weekly information updated by City of York Council shows that York remains on the red rating for Public Health England ‘exceedance’.

This compares the number of new cases over a 14 day period with the previous six weeks and provides a red-amber-green rating to indicate if the trend of new cases is worsening.

The council points out that the number of cases have been low in York.

And the percentage of positive coronavirus tests remains relatively low in the city. As at 8 September, the latest 14 day positivity rate in York was 1.3% overall (2.0% for Pillar 2 and 0.2% for Pillar 1 testing). The rate in York is lower than national (2.4%) and regional (3.4%) rates.

In North Yorkshire, 29 new cases were confirmed today, taking the cumulative total to 2,976 – an infection rate of 481.5 cases per 100K.

There are 152 cases in Ryedale (no change), 397 in Selby (up five), 862 in Harrogate (up 12), 352 in Hambleton (up two), 623 in Scarborough (up five), 295 in Richmondshire (up two) and 295 in Craven (up four).

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: 361,677 (358,138)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 3,539 (2,919)
  • Total number UK deaths: 41,614 (41,608)
  • Daily UK deaths: 6 (14)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 1,017 (1,008)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 2,976 (2,947)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 1,768 (1,757)