This is the latest breakdown of coronavirus deaths in York

One of the York BID hand sanitisers – this one in St Helen's Square. Photograph: Richard McDougall
10 Jul 2020 @ 6.02 pm
| Health & fitness

The latest breakdown of all coronavirus deaths in York – in and out of hospital – has been published today (Friday, 10 July).

Weekly data from the Office For National Statistics shows there were 165 coronavirus-related deaths among residents of York occurring up to 26 June and registered up to 4 July.

Of these

  • 81 were in hospital
  • 71 in care homes
  • 9 at home
  • 3 in a hospice
  • and 1 in another ‘communal establishment’.

Local registrar data

While the ONS data is more comprehensive, because it include deaths of York residents which have been registered outside York, there is another set of figures from the local registrar.

Local registrar data is useful as it provides a breakdown by age and gender.

This showed 158 deaths up to 2 July, of which:

  • the average age of the people who died was 82.4
  • the age range of those who died was 53-104
  • 84 of the 158 were male (53.2%), slightly less than the national average (55.1%)
  • 67 people (42.4%) died in nursing/care homes (the national average is 30.9%).
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In addition 13 people (8.2%) who normally resided in nursing/care homes in the York area, died in hospital.

The age profile of those dying in York is slightly older than the national average.

YorkMix‘s daily updates show that there have been a total of 214 deaths in York NHS Trust hospitals, of which 134 were in York Hospital.

Infection rates

York’s total number of confirmed coronavirus infections stands today at 905 – giving a York infection rate of 431.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The England rate is 441.2 The Yorkshire & Humber rate is 538.4.

Public Health England compares the number of new cases over a ten-day period with the previous six weeks. From that it provides a red-amber-green rating to indicate if the trend of new cases is worsening. The latest rating for York – issued on 2 July – is green.

Weekly updates

From today, these figures will be updated weekly by City of York Council on this web page.

The council was providing the data on a monthly basis but has made the change to ensure residents have the most up to date and reliable information on the pandemic in the city.

Sharon Stoltz, Director for Public Health at the council, said: “We know how important it is to see accurate and timely information put in the public domain, particularly as we learn to live with coronavirus.

“We are using public health data to form our response to the pandemic and have been publishing monthly updates.

“We are now being provided regular pillar 2 data from the Government, so we can publish this data on a more regular basis.”

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