Coronavirus York updates; 6th January 2021

Deaths and test results

The York Hospital Trust has announced THREE additional deaths today. Two occurred on Monday and one last Friday. That brings the cumulative number of fatalities, at the York and Scarborough hospitals since 1st September, to 172.

The latest ONS figures published today reveal that a further 6 York residents fell victim to the COVID-19 virus during the week ending 25th December.

All are recorded as having died in hospital.

NB. these figures are different from those announced by the York Hospital Trust which covers a wider area.

TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE (243) additional positive test results announced today. That is another record high and brings the cumulative total to 8323

The rate /100k population figure is now 496.1 and is trending upwards towards towards 594.47,

The rate has now exceeded the peak seen in the second wave on 16th October when a figure of 444.30 was recorded.

There continues to be large increases in case numbers across all neighbourhoods in York

Looks like it will be mid January before we can hope to see any sustained reduction in case numbers.

Council recovery plan

The Council has published an update on its COVID recovery plan. It can be read by clicking here

New COVID test site for Woodthorpe/Acomb Park/Foxwood south

A local COVID testing site has been established at the Acorn Rugby Club on Thanet Road.

It is a response to the very high local infection level and is aimed at those who have no virus symptoms.

It is open from Wednesday 6th until Wednesday 13th January inclusive, between 9am and 3pm.

You can book to have a test at

Further details can be found on the Foxwood Residents Association Facebook page (click below)