Thursday update: More detailed figures shed new light on the rate of coronavirus infections in York

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7 May 2020 @ 6.36 pm
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New figures released today (Thursday, 7 May) revealed not only the number of coronavirus cases, but the rate of infection in York and across the country.

The latest stats from Public Health England are also, for the first time, broken down to lower unitary authority level, giving figures for smaller council areas like Ryedale.

York now has 362 confirmed coronavirus cases, a rise of 14 in the last 24 hours. Its rate of infection is 172.5 per 100,000 of the population.

In North Yorkshire, there are 1,102 cases – up 29 – and it has an infection rate of 179.3 per 100,000 people.

Although there are places with much lower rates of infection (Somerset = 99.4, North East Lincs = 86.3) most places have a higher infection rate.

The highest infection rates include Brent at 420.8, Middlesbrough at 426.9, Gateshead at 453.3, and Sunderland at 457.1.

Thanks to the breakdown of figures by smaller authority, we now know that Ryedale has 65 confirmed coronavirus cases, Harrogate 245 cases and Selby 117 cases.

Today’s update from NHS England shows the number of coronavirus-related deaths within the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust stands at 155.

That’s an increase of five over the previous 24 hours.

This includes 94 at York Hospital, and 61 have been at Scarborough.

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

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 206,715 (201,101)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 5,614 (6,111)
  • Total number UK deaths: 30,615 (30,076)
  • Daily UK deaths: 539 (649)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 362 (348)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 1,102 (1,073)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 701 (682)