Wednesday update: Increases in both coronavirus cases and deaths in York

A sign on locked gates at York Hospital. Photograph: YorkMix

The latest figures show another increase in Covid-19 cases in York.

Today’s bulletin (Wednesday, 13 May) from Public Health England revealed that there are now 420 confirmed coronavirus cases in the city, a rise of 12 overnight. That gives a rate of infection of 200.1 per 100,000 of the population.

In North Yorkshire, cases now stand at 1,207, an increase of 16, giving an infection rate of 196.4 per 100K.

That includes 73 cases in Ryedale (up one), 130 in Selby (up six), 266 in Harrogate (up one) and 290 in Scarborough (up seven).

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has risen to 185, today’s NHS England figures show.

That’s an increase of five. The trust is unable to give us a York/Scarborough breakdown today.

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

  • Total lab confirmed UK cases: 229,705 (226,463)
  • Daily lab confirmed UK cases: 3,242 (3,403)
  • Total number UK deaths: 33,186 (32,692)
  • Daily UK deaths: 494 (627)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 420 (408)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 1,207 (1,191)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 765 (751)