Coronavirus York updates;18th July 2021

Test results

136 positive test results. Brings the cumulative total up to 16,179.

Case numbers in the City have fallen from 946 to 921

The rate /100k population falls to 437.3. However, a further spike is in the pipeline which will see the rate rise to over 482 on Wednesday


The Dunnington/Elvington/Wheldrake neighbourhood infection rate has risen again. It is now in the highest, above 800, banding. The only other neighbourhood to have had such a high rate during the current surge in case numbers was Heslington/University. The authorities have offered no explanation for the Dunnington spike which has seen case numbers rise from 13 to 56 in a period of just 5 days. The neighbourhood has one of the highest vaccination rates in the City


1139 vaccinations were undertaken yesterday (Saturday)


  • 8337 PCR tests were carried out during the week ending 13th July 2021.
  • Of these, 11.2% were positive. That is less than the 11.5% positivity rate found during the previous period.
  • 1703 “lateral flow” tests were also carried out on 17th July 2021.

Latest planning applications for the Westfield Ward

Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Westfield ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference


61A Gale Lane York YO24 3AD

Non-material amendment to permitted application 20/00494/FULM to changes boundary fencing to suit existing site boundary conditions

Ref. No: 21/01580/NONMAT 


170 St Stephens Road York YO24 3EF

Single storey rear extension and conversion of garage to habitable space

Ref. No: 21/01504/FUL 

Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.

NB. The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received