Coronavirus York updates; 20th July 2021

Hospital patients and deaths

Three more deaths were announced by the York Hospital Trust today. Two occurred on Thursday and one on Saturday. It means that there have been 5 fatalities during the last week. In total, the local COVID-19 death toll now stands at 599.

The number of COVID patients in hospital is rising.

Test results

122 positive test results announced today. Brings cumulative total up to 16,408

75 additional cases in the City today. Brings total up to 1001.

The rate /100k population has risen to 475.29. Still trending to exceed 500 before the end of the week.

The infection rate in North Yorkshire and regional levels now exceed the case rate high set in January.



441 vaccinations were completed yesterday (Monday) That is the smallest daily number since mass vaccinations began. 15% of eligible York residents have not yet had their first jab.

NB. On Thursday 22 July, vaccination uptake for the UK, nations and Scottish local authorities will be updated to use the mid-2020 population estimates.


  • 8535 PCR tests were completed during the week ending 15th July 2021
  • Of these, 11.9% were positive. That is an increase from the 11.1% recorded during the previous period
  • In addition, 3185 “lateral flow” tests were completed on 19th July 2021.

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