Coronavirus York updates; 27th June 2020

Deaths and test results

There have been no further Coronavirus deaths at York Trust hospital (26/6/20). There have also been no more positive lab test results (26/6/20)

The independent COVID 19 monitoring site estimates that 4156 people in York will have had the virus. That represents 0.4% of the population.

COVID cases daily and cumulative

The site derives its information from returns regularly submitted by residents from across the country

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.

South Park care home

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.

Coronavirus York updates; 29th May 2020

Tracing and security – advice from NY Police

NHS test and trace

If NHS Test and Trace calls you by phone, the service will be using a single phone number 0300 0135 000. The only website the service will ask you to visit is

Contact tracers will never:

  • Ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
  • Ask you to make any form of payment
  • Ask for any details about your bank account
  • Ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
  • Ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
  • Ask you to purchase a product
  • Ask you to download any software to your device or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet
  • Ask you to access any website that does not belong to the Government or NHS

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM) is managed by North Yorkshire Police.  The official website is which will allow you to sign into your account to change your delivery method preference or locations of interest. It also contains a FAQs section, which may assist with any queries you have.


THERE has been one further confirmed case of coronavirus in the City of York Council area.The latest figures from Public Health England (PHE) show that the further one case takes the total for the area up 451.

THERE have been no new coronavirus related deaths recorded in the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the last 24 hours. The latest figures from NHS England show that the figure has remained the same as yesterday at 205

Over 450 opatients who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 have been safely discharged home by York Hospital.

Coronavirus York updates; 26th May 2020


THERE have been no new coronavirus-related deaths reported at either York Hospital or Scarborough Hospital for the second day running. NHS England said today that the total number of patients with Covid-19 who had died at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust remained at 201.

. In total, 137 people have now been registered as dying with coronavirus in the city during the pandemic. More than half, 73, died in hospital. Of the remaining deaths, 55 or 40 per cent died in care homes, eight in their own home and one in a hospice. THE rate at which people die from Covid-19 in York is continuing to fall, according to the latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics.

Eighteen coronavirus patients were registered as dying in the week ending May 15, two less than in the previous week.Ten of the most recent deaths occurred died in care homes, the other eight in hospital

The total number of coronavirus cases in York remains at 447.

Coronavirus York updates; 23rd May 2020

Deaths & cases

TWO more people with coronavirus have died at hospitals within the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The two further deaths takes the total within the trust to 198.  The trust includes York Hospital and Scarborough.

THERE have been only two further confirmed coronavirus cases in the City of York Council area over the last 24 hours. Latest figures from Public Health England showed the two more cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in the City of York Council area, taking the total so far to 449.