Wednesday update: One coronavirus death in York; another big rise in cases; seven-day rate surpasses 300

A social distancing sign in the Esplanade car park, York. Photograph: YorkMix
21 Oct 2020 @ 8.03 pm
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There was one coronavirus-related death in York Hospital today (Wednesday, 21 October) – as another big rise in cases saw York reach a cumulative total of more than 3,000 infections.

A further 142 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in the city today.

That takes the cumulative total to 3,016 – giving an overall infection rate of 1,432 cases per 100,000 people.

The rolling seven-day rate in York is 300.5 new cases per 100,000 people (633 cases in the week to 17 October). That’s up from 272.1 in the previous seven days (573 cases in the week to 10 October).

In the last seven days there have been 688 positive Covid-19 tests in York – which is up by 125 (22.2%).

At the University of York, there were 293 individuals self isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test today. That includes a further 28 new cases since the previous update at 4.10pm on Tuesday.

At York St John University there were 57 people self isolating due to a positive test on Tuesday.

Here are the new cases by area of York for the seven days to 16 October:

New coronavirus cases in York by area, 7 Days to 16 October

Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases by Middle Super Output Area. Seven day rates are expressed per 100,000 population. On a phone scroll horizontally to see all the data. Source
AreaCases7 day
rolling rate
Change
Fulford, Heslington & University1631,699.760 (58.3%)
Tang Hall48423.112 (33.3%)
Fulford Road & Clementhorpe36273.44 (12.5%)
Heworth North & Stockton28288.06 (27.3%)
Rawcliffe & Clifton South28333.15 (21.7%)
Acomb24229.23 (14.3%)
Clifton Without & Skelton24282.16 (33.3%)
Heworth South & The Groves22192.2-12 (-35.3%)
Wigginton22360.79 (69.2%)
York City Centre
22163.3-30 (-57.7%)
Osbaldwick20238.0-4 (-16.7%)
South Bank & Dringhouses18230.76 (50.0%)
Westfield, Chapelfields & Foxwood18195.05 (38.5%)
Dunnington, Elvington & Wheldrake17262.48 (88.9%)
Strensall17243.91 (6.3%)
Woodthorpe & Acomb Park17182.04 (30.8%)
Holgate West16170.8-3 (-15.8%)
Clifton North15173.0-6 (-28.6%)
New Earswick15260.82 (15.4%)
Holgate East14154.02 (16.7%)
Bishopthorpe & Copmanthorpe12144.65 (71.4%)
Huntington12174.60 (0.0%)
Haxby8139.3-5 (-38.5%)
Poppleton, Rufforth & Askham8125.5-6 (-42.9%)

In North Yorkshire, there were 207 new confirmed Covid-19 cases today, taking the cumulative total to 6,341 – an infection rate of 1,026 cases per 100K.

There are 360 cases in Ryedale (up 12), 965 in Selby (up 50), 1,805 in Harrogate (up 44), 835 in Hambleton (up 29), 1,094 in Scarborough (up 31), 551 in Richmondshire (up 17) and 731 in Craven (up 24).

There was one more coronavirus-related death reported by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today – at York Hospital.

That takes the total to 225. We don’t have an up-to-date breakdown of that figure between York and Scarborough Hospitals.

Here are the updated figures (yesterday’s numbers in brackets):

  • Total of people tested positive in the UK: 789,229 (762,542)
  • Daily total of people tested positive: 26,688 (21,331)
  • Total number UK deaths: 44,158 (43,967)
  • Daily UK deaths: 191 (241)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 3,016 (2,874)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 6,341 (6,134)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 3,588 (3,443)