Monday update: Official figures show a decrease in York coronavirus cases

Covid-19 vials await processing at a lab in Richmond, USA. Photograph: AP Photo/Steve Helber
25 May 2020 @ 6.14 pm
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The latest figures show a decrease in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in York.

Statistics from Public Health England today (Monday, 25 May) say there are 447 cases in York – two fewer than reported yesterday.

We are unsure as to why this is, and have contacted health officials to ask.

It gives an infection rate in York of 213.0 cases per 100,000 people. Similarly North Yorkshire has one fewer case than reported yesterday, at 1,272 – an infection rate of 207.0 per 100K.

There are 78 cases in Ryedale (no change), 135 in Selby (no change), 285 in Harrogate (no change) and 305 in Scarborough (one fewer).

Cases nationally – and in East Yorkshire – have risen.

There have been no further Covid-19 related deaths reported in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the 24 hours to 5pm yesterday (Sunday). The total remains at 201.

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

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 261,184 (259,559)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 1,625 (2,409)
  • Total number UK deaths: 36,914 (36,793)
  • Daily UK deaths: 121 (118)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 447 (449)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 1,272 (1,273)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 884 (878)