Deaths and test results
The independent COVID 19 monitoring site estimates that 4156 people in York will have had the virus. That represents 0.4% of the population.
The site derives its information from returns regularly submitted by residents from across the country https://covid19.joinzoe.com/
Care home deaths
The government released details earlier in the week of the number of deaths which have occurred in care homes click
At that time, the last death at a York care home had occurred on 12th June.
In total there were 63 deaths in York homes.
Now the media are reporting that some of the COVID 19 cases occurred at the South Park care home on Gale Lane. Some staff were also affected.
The York authorities have not been prepared to break down the death rate figures to individual homes. We think that they are wrong to withhold that information.
It – like the results of the local COVID tests being undertaken at Poppleton – are matters of public interest.