Coronavirus York updates; 26th May 2021.

Deaths & hospital patients

Test results

There have been four more positive test results. This brings the cumulative total up to 12,374

The number of cases in the City has increased from 25 to 31.

The rate /100k population figure has increased to 14.72. This is mainly a result of the 9 positive tests found on Friday 21st May. The rate is likely to stay at around the present level for the remainder of the week.

The infection rate in York (14.72) is now higher than that being found in North Yorkshire (12.50).

Infection rates are also slowly rising at regional and national levels.


There are now four neighbourhoods with 3 or more cases. There is no obvious linkage between the 4 areas.


  • 4542 PCR tests were conducted during the week ending 21st May 2021.
  • Of these 0.6% were found to be positive. That is higher that the 0.5% found during the previous period.
  • In addition, 1855 “lateral flow” tests were conducted on 25th May.


66.1% of York residents have now had their first dose of vaccine.

41.3% have also had their second dose.

ANYBODY aged 30 and over will be able to get their Covid-19 vaccination from today (May 26).

The NHS will begin to ask one million more people aged 30 and 31 by text over the coming days to get their jab, leaving only adults between 18 and 29 yet to get the nod to come forward.

When invited, people will be able to book at one of the vaccination centre, pharmacy or general practice sites across the country that are available through the national booking service.

Text invitations appear as an alert from ‘NHSvaccine’, including a web link to the NHS website to reserve an appointment. More appointments are being added to the National Booking Service every day.

People who cannot go online can call the service on 119 instead to book their jab.

People 39 and under who are eligible and pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in line with recently updated JCVI guidance.

66% of adults in York have now received their first vaccination. 41% have also had their second jab.

A total of 12,630 vaccinations were carried out during the week ending 24th May.

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