Wednesday update: 1,000 people in York have now tested positive for coronavirus

A woman in a face mask explores Shambles today. Photograph: YorkMix
9 Sep 2020 @ 5.24 pm
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The total number of people in York who have tested positive for coronavirus reached 1,000 today (Wednesday, 9 September).

The milestone total has been reached more than seven months after the first UK Covid-19 case was confirmed after two people fell ill in a York hotel on 31 January.

And it came on the day that Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed a ban on social gatherings of more than six people from Monday, as infection rates rise.

One more case was confirmed in the city today to bring the cumulative total to 1,000 – giving an overall infection rate of 474.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 13.3 new cases per 100,000 people (28 cases in the week to 6 September). That’s up from 8.1 in the previous seven days (17 cases in the week to 30 August).

In North Yorkshire, 28 new cases were confirmed today, taking the cumulative total to 2,914 – an infection rate of 471.5 cases per 100K.

There are 151 cases in Ryedale (up one), 387 in Selby (up eight), 836 in Harrogate (up 11), 347 in Hambleton (up one), 613 in Scarborough (up four), 292 in Richmondshire (up one) and 288 in Craven (up two).

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: 355,219 (352,560)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 2,659 (2,460)
  • Total number UK deaths: 41,594 (41,586)
  • Daily UK deaths: 8 (32)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 1,000 (999)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 2,914 (2,886)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 1,756 (1,743)