Coronavirus York updates; 27th May 2021

Hospital patient numbers and deaths

It is now over two weeks since the last, COVID-19 related, death of a York resident occurred in any setting

Test results

Ten additional positive test were reported today. That is the largest single day increase for some time. The cumulative total has risen to 12,384.

Case numbers have reduced by one today to 30.

The rate /100k population is 14.24, but this is set to rise to over 18 during the next few days. That would be the highest level seen in the City since the end of April.

We are currently seeing a spike in infection rates in the City and elsewhere in the country

Neighbourhoods

Vaccinations

  • 66.3% of York residents have at least had their first dose of vaccine.
  • 42.1% have also had their second dose.

The latest progress reports on vaccination rates at neighbourhood level have been published. They cover the period up to 23rd May.

The neighbourhood with the highest rate is Wigginton with 89.6% having received their first dose. The lowest is Tang Hall, where 39.3% have now received at least their first dose.

Tests

  • 4585 PCR tests were carried out in York during the week ending 22nd May
  • Of these, 0.6% were positive
  • 3194 “lateral flow” tests were conducted on 26th May.

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.

Neighbourhoods

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

Tests

  • 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.

Vaccinations

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.

Coronavirus York updates; 24th May 2021

Deaths

There have been no further hospital deaths. The cumulative death toll remains at 591

Test results

Four additional positive test results were announced today. They bring the cumulative total up to 12,365

The number of cases in the City has fallen from 24 to 22.

The rate /100k population has fallen to 10.45. However, it is set to rise over the next couple of days with 9 new cases being found during testing on Friday.

Neighbourhoods

Only two neighbourhoods now now have more than 2 cases. The numbers in the Fulford Road/Clementhorpe area have now dropped below 3.

Vaccinations

Following the big push over the weekend, 66% of adults in York have now had at least their first vaccination.

40% have also had their second jab.

Tests

  • 4476 PCR test were carried out in York during the week ending 19th May 2021.
  • Of these, 0.4% were positive. This is lower than the 0.5% found the previous day.
  • In addition, 3819 “lateral; flow” tests were also conducted on 23rd May

Hospital

There now NO COVID-19 inpatients being treated by the York Hospital Trust

Coronavirus York updates; 21st May 2021

Deaths

The have been no further hospital deaths recorded today

Test results

Two additional positive test results. Brings cumulative total up to 12,346

The number of cases in the City has fallen from 27 to 26

The rate /100k population shows a small fall to 12.35

Neighbourhoods

Case numbers are low in all York neighbourhoods except for the Fulford Road/Clementhorpe area.

Vaccinations

Tests

  • 4528 PCR tests were conducted during the week ending 16th May 2021.
  • Of these, 0.5% were positive. This is the same proportion as was found on the previous day
  • In addition 2804 “lateral flow” tests were also conducted on 20th May

Hospital

No change today to COVID-19 inpatient cases numbers at the local hospital

Council commentary updated

The data is accurate as at 8.00 a.m. on Friday 21.05.21. Some narrative for the data covering the latest period is provided here below:

People with Covid Symptoms

• NHS Pathways/111 triages – as at 17.5.21 there had been 60 total covid triages in the CYC area in the last 7 days. The peak number of triages was 653 in the 7 day period to 20.9.20.

• As at 20.5.21, the Covid Symptom App estimates 20 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic covid (responses from a sample of 4,060 people). The peak rate was 1,283 on 7.1.21.

Diagnosed cases

• As at 20.5.21 York has had 12,344 cases since the start of the pandemic, a rate of 5,861 per 100,000 of population. The cumulative rate in York is below the national (6,911) and regional (7,255) averages. Cases identified through Lateral Flow Tests will be removed if they have a negative follow up PCR test within 72 hours so the cumulative total of cases can, on occasions, go down.

• The PHE ‘Exceedance’ rating compares the no. of new cases over a 14 day period with the previous 6 weeks and provides a RAG rating to indicate if the previously observed trend in the number of new cases is worsening. The latest rating for York (17.5.21) is Green. In recent weeks the number of cases have been low in York which has an effect on the thresholds used to determine the RAG rating – a small change can mean the difference between a red, amber and green rating.

• The provisional rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 12.5.21 to 18.5.21 in York is 11.9 (25 cases). (Using data published on Gov.uk on 20.5.21).

• The latest official “validated” rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 9.5.21 to 15.5.21 in York was 12.8 (27 cases). The national and regional averages at this date were 21 and 34.7 respectively (using data published on Gov.uk on 20.5.21).

• York is currently ranked 49th out of 149 Upper Tier Local Authorities (UTLAs) in England with a rank of 1 indicating the lowest 7 day rate.

• For the 7 day period 8.5.21.to 14.5.21, there were no statistically significant changes in ward rates compared with the 7 day period 1.5.21 to 7.5.21. The number of cases in each ward varied from 0 to 6 and rates varied from 0 to 55.5 per 100,000. 8 wards had zero cases.

• The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 9.5.21 to 15.5.21 for people aged 60+ in York was 2.0 (1 case). The national and regional averages were 6.0 and 7.2 respectively.

• As at 18.5.21, the latest 7 day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 0.67%. The national and regional averages are 1.1% and 2.0% respectively.

• As at 18.5.21 the latest 7 day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 Lateral Flow Tests only) was 0.07%. The national and regional averages are 0.1% and 0.2% respectively.

• As at 18.5.21 the latest 7 day positivity rate in York (Pillar 1 tests only) was 0.1%. The national average is 0.3%.

• As at 10.5.21 York University reported 1 individual within the University community who was currently self-isolating because they have had a positive COVID-19 test. The peak number was 331 on the 19.10.20.

• As at 17.5.21 York St. John reported 0 individuals within the University community who were currently self-isolating because they have had a positive COVID-19 test. The peak number was 82 on the 8.10.20.

Contact Tracing

• Local Contact Tracing. Between 10.3.21 and 14.5.21, 213 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 196 (92%) were successful and 17 (8%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit, but guidance leaflets were posted where possible. (NB on the 10.3.21 the local CYC team became responsible for contacting all cases rather than just those that the national team could not contact).

Cases in Residential Care Settings

• As at 20.5.21 there were 0 care homes in the CYC area with confirmed Covid-19 infection (at least 1 case of either a staff member or resident).

• The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases) in a residential care setting in York were reported by PHE on 25.2.21 (1 home).

Cases amongst School Aged Children

• In the 7 days up to 17.5.21 there were 6 children of primary or secondary school age who tested positive (across 4 different schools).

COVID Bed Occupancy in York Hospital

• As at 18.5.21 there was 1 confirmed Covid-19 patient in a General and Acute bed. The peak number was 157 on 19.1.21.

• As at 18.5.21 there were 0 confirmed Covid-19 patients and 0 suspected Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit. The peak number for people in ITU was 19 on 10.5.20.

• As at 18.5.21 there had been 0 patients admitted with suspected Covid-19, 0 admitted with confirmed Covid-19 and 1 confirmed patient discharged with COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours.

R Number

• The ‘R’ value (the number of people that one infected person will pass on a virus to, on average) for the North East and Yorkshire area on 14.5.21 was estimated to be in the range 0.8 to 1.0. The previous estimate was (0.7 to 1.0) on 7.5.21.

Total Vaccinations

• As at 19.5.21 a total of 111,909 CYC residents have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 53.1% of the estimated total population of York and 64.3% of the estimated adult (18+) population of York.

• As at 19.5.21 a total of 62,381 CYC residents have had both doses of the vaccine. This represents 29.6% of the estimated total population of York and 35.9% of the estimated adult (18+) population of York.

Deaths

The two sources about deaths from Covid-19 at LA level are ONS data and local registrar data. They are derived from the same source (civil registration data). ONS data is more comprehensive as it includes deaths of York residents which have occurred and been registered outside York. Local registrar data provides a breakdown by age and gender. The most recently available data is summarised below:

• ONS Weekly data: In the most recent period (Week 18: 1.5.21 to 7.5.21) 0 Covid-19 deaths were recorded as having occurred for CYC residents. In weeks 15, 16 and 17 there had been 2, 0 and 1 deaths respectively.

• ONS Cumulative data: Since the start of the pandemic, for deaths occurring up to 1st May 2021 and registered up to 15th May 2021, 396 Covid-19 deaths were recorded as having occurred for CYC residents (228 in hospital, 135 in care homes, 25 at home/elsewhere and 8 in a hospice). The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.02 which is lower than the national average of 231.84.

• Age / Gender breakdown (using registrar data): The average age of the CYC residents who died was 82.1, with an age range of 44-104. The age profile of the CYC residents who have died is older than the national average (79.5% were aged 75+ compared with 73% nationally). 47.9% of the CYC residents who died were male. The national average is 54.4%.

Weekend security

Partners support city’s first weekend in Step 3

Officers from the Safer York Partnership will be helping support the city enjoy the first weekend after latest lockdown easing.

City of York Council, York BID, North Yorkshire Police and British Transport Police will be checking that people and businesses are complying with the remaining covid restrictions. These include premises following the rule of 6 indoors, that tables are spaced and customers are giving track and trace details.

The officers, including the council’s covid support marshalls, environmental health and neighbourhood enforcement officers, will be asking businesses to encourage workers to be tested regularly and take up vaccinations when offered. They’ll also be reminding them that action will be taken against open breaches of covid regulations, as has been demonstrated recently.

Superintendent Mike Walker, who is leading North Yorkshire Police’s response to the pandemic, said:

“It’s set to be a much busier time in York this weekend now that the restrictions on indoor hospitality and overnight stays, in particular, have been eased as part of the Government’s Roadmap Out of Lockdown.

“Our officers and staff will be on hand to provide a highly visible and reassuring presence. They will also be working alongside City of York Council teams and other partners to ensure the reopening of pubs and restaurants is carried out in a Covid-secure environment.

“The police will only take action against blatant breaches of the health protection regulations.”

Supt Walker added: “The latest easing of the restrictions comes at a time when there is growing concern in other parts of the country regarding the so-called ‘Indian variant’ of Covid-19.

“The situation is being monitored extremely closely, and our residents and businesses can be assured that any necessary action will be taken should it pose a risk to our area.

“Even though limited indoor gatherings and indoor hospitality are now allowed, in line with the Step 3 ‘Rule of Six’ or two households restrictions, we strongly urge people to be very careful until more is known about this variant.

“We have come a heck of a long way since the terrible peaks of this pandemic, which forced the country into three lockdowns.

“We need to tread very cautiously as we move forward and be prepared for whatever may occur over the coming weeks.”

Andrew Lowson, Executive Director of York BID, said:

Thank you to everyone for doing the right thing and being able to open in Step 3. Please carry on following the all-important hands, face, space, fresh air rules and the health protection regulations so you can safely remain open.

“It’s important for everyone to enjoy the best of the city safely while supporting local businesses. Our street rangers will be helping the city do just that this weekend and we’re pleased to be part of this joint operation.”

Hands, face, space and fresh air remain vital. When seeing friends and family, outdoors is better. When seeing friends and family indoors, to help keep them safe:

  • If you have symptoms of Coronavirus stay at home and arrange a test by calling 119 or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus
  • Wash your hands regularly (including on arrival) and use hand sanitiser
  • Open up windows to let the fresh air in
  • All adults can get tested regularly to ensure they aren’t spreading the virus unknowingly
  • Don’t share plates, glasses and cutlery
  • If meeting people at home, clean your surfaces and touchpoints before and after the visit
  • Have fun and stay safe with friends and family.

In York, we are urging residents, visitors and those working city centre to get take symptom-free tests twice a week and record the result online. In the city centre, testing is available at St William’s College, College Green.

Cllr Denise Craghill, executive member for Housing and Safer Communities, said:

“We’ve all worked hard to protect each other and reduce infection rates.

It’s so important that, as we enjoy this first weekend, we remember hands, face, space and fresh air, while avoiding any unnecessary social contact with those who are not part of your household or support bubble.

“We’re slowly easing up, but we need to remember to be careful. I urge anyone wanting to enjoy the city centre to check in advance with venues to ensure that there is space and that bookings are available.

“Please also avoid any unnecessary social contact with those who are not part of your household or support bubble, and please keep following the ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’ advice from the health experts.”

More information on other test sites and where to pick up home tests in York can be found online.

Coronavirus York updates; 19th May 2021

Deaths

There have been no further deaths at the York Hospital Trust. The cumulative death toll since the start of the pandemic remains at 591

Test results

The cumulative case number total is now 12,339 following further backdated changes. It is the same total as yesterday.

Case numbers in the City have fallen from 32 to 27

Rate /100k population falls to 12.82. It is expected to remain stable during the next few days.

The weekly rolling daily average case rate number is now consistently below 5.

Case rates are falling at all levels.

Neighbourhoods

There are only three neighbourhoods now with case numbers at 3 or above.

Vaccinations

Nimbuscare are saying, “Text messages are going out to some York people this week, inviting them come early to Askham Bar’s Red Tent for their second dose vaccinations.

They will get the chance to book into our special vaccination clinics this weekend which are running 6am til 11pm at Askham Bar Vaccination Centre.

Appointments are now open to book 17 hrs a day Friday to Sunday this weekend.

This means people aged over 50yrs, or in priority groups 1-9, can have their second dose at 8 weeks, according to the new JCVI advice.

Please note this is for people in cohorts 1-9 who have already received a first dose of the vaccine. Please wait to receive your text to invite you to book and don’t contact your GP surgery”.

Tests

  • 4523 PCR tests were carried out during the week ending 14th May
  • Of these, 0.6% were positive. That is the same proportion as found during the previous period
  • In addition, 1815 “lateral flow” tests were conducted on 18th May

Hospital

There has been no change in patient numbers at the hospital today

“More resident testing should help stop the virus spreading”

City of York Council’s contact tracers are out in communities offering symptom-free coronavirus tests in an effort to help case numbers remain low and to keep the city open. 

From Wednesday 19 May, council staff will be visiting communities in the city offering testing kits to residents and encouraging them to test themselves twice a week, to stop the virus from spreading. This work will support the Council’s efforts to increase the number of people being tested for COVID to identify symptom-free cases and stop the spread of the virus.

In the coming days Council’s Public Health team will be going door to door to offer testing kits to residents. This work will start on Wednesday 19 May. It is not as the result of increased cases in that area or the presence of a variant of concern. It is the start of additional efforts to get more people tested and increase testing accessibility. Staff will have Council ID cards for identification and will be handing out free tests so residents will not be asked to pay.

The first street will be:

  • Wolsley Street
  • Gordon Street
  • Willis Street
  • Wellington Street
  • Barbican Mews

These streets were not as the result of increased cases in that area or the presence of a variant of concern.

The Public Health Team will be:

  • offering testing kits at the NHS vaccination centre for York residents and their family for regular use
  • offering testing kits to employers in the city so that staff can get tested
  • continuing to offer in-person testing and collection service at the University of York, York St John University, York Leisure Centre at the York Stadium Leisure Complex, Acomb Explore and Foxwood Community Centre
  • offering in-person testing at St William’s College with residents, employees and visitors able to access this service

Keith Aspden, Leader of City of York Council said:

We have seen the rate of Covid cases rising in other areas of the country, so we are keen to take proactive and preventative action to keep cases low in York by trying new ways to encourage more residents to get tested.

“We are hugely grateful to the many York residents who are continuing to do their part and get tested regularly. We are urging more residents to join the city-wide effort and get tested regularly to protect each other and our city. Regular testing, as well as practicing Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air continue to be the best ways we can protect the progress our city has made in recent months.

“We know first-hand how quickly this virus can spread, so the more testing we do to identify cases the more people we can protect. If cases continue to remain low the better our chances of moving to the next step of the lockdown easing roadmap.”

Sharon Stoltz, Director of Public Health, City of York Council said:

In recent months we have been putting a lot of work into encouraging people to get tested, including opening up new testing sites across the city, with lots of tests being carried out every week.

“We are continuing to take a preventative approach. 1 in 3 cases of Coronavirus has no symptoms. As we are able to see more of our friends and family we want to give our city the best possible chance of keeping cases down by encouraging more people to get tested.

“Infection rates in York remain low currently but we can’t afford to be complacent. I would like to thank everyone in the city for their continued efforts. It is through this vigilance practicing Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air, getting tested regularly and getting the vaccine when called that we can continue to reopen our city and protect our recovery from the pandemic.”

Coronavirus York updates; 18th May 2021

Deaths

There were no further deaths at the York Hospital Trust yesterday.

The latest government figures confirm that there were no deaths of York residents during the week ending 7th May. This means that the total death toll for York remains at 378

Test results

The government has corrected its published test results table. In effect, it appears to have removed some “false positives”. The effect is that the cumulative case figure for York is now 12,339.

The number of cases in the City has fallen from 38 yesterday to 32 today.

The rate /100k population is 15.19. It is expected to fall further when tomorrows figures are confirmed.

Neighbourhoods

Eleven neighbourhoods now have no cases.

Vaccinations

  • 63.3% of York adults have now had their first vaccination
  • 34.5% have also had their second jab

Tests

  • 4398 PCR tests were carried out in York during the week ending 13th May.
  • Of these 0.6% were positive. This is lower than the 0.7% recorded during the previous period
  • 3178 “lateral flow” tests were also conducted on 17th May.

Hospitals

Only one COVID-19 patient is now being cared for by the York Hospital Trust.

COVID-19 management Board meeting tomorrow

This meeting is being webcast

Meeting webcasts – City of York Council click to access at 5:30pm Wednesday 19th May

Coronavirus York updates; 17th May 2021

Deaths

There were no further hospital deaths over the weekend. The last fatality occurred on 20th April 2021

Test results

Two additional positive test results announced today. Brings cumulative total up to 12,351

The number of cases in the City is stable at 38

The rate /100k population remains at 18.04 (the same as yesterday). The rate is expected to fall over the next few days, although the impact (if any) of the latest easing of restrictions won’t be clear until next week at the earliest.

The infection rate in North Yorkshire (18.8) has reduced and is now comparable with the York rate (18.0). This is mainly a result of a substantial reduction in the number of active cases in the Selby area

Neighbourhoods

There has been a small spike in case numbers in the Fulford Road/Clementhorpe neighbourhood. The Woodthorpe/Acomb Park/Foxwood South area now has fewer than 3 cases.

Vaccinations

Tests

  • 4378 PCR tests were conducted during the week ending 12th May 2021
  • Of these, 0.7% were positive. That is the same proportion as the previous day.
  • 3447 “lateral flow” tests were also conducted on 16th May 2021.

Hospitals

One fewer COVID-19 patient being cared for by the York Hospital Trust today.

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Coronavirus York updates; 16th May 2021

Deaths

Fatality figures will be updated on Monday

Test results

Seven additional positive test results announced today. Brings total up to 12,349

Case numbers in City rise from 35 to 38.

Rate /100k population figure rises to 18.04

As we head towards tomorrow’s further easing of restrictions, it is perhaps worth remembering that, at the equivalent relaxation point in wave 1, case numbers in York were lower.

  • 3/6/2020 – seven day rolling case numbers 3.29 (and falling)
  • 16/5/2021 – seven day rolling case numbers 5.14 (and stable)

Case numbers falling again now in North Yorkshire

Neighbourhoods

Seven neighbourhoods are now recording three or more cases in each

Vaccinations

Tests

  • 4271 PCR tests were conducted during the week ending 11th May 2021.
  • Of these, 0.7% were positive. That is the same proportion as the previous day.
  • In addition 884 “lateral flow” tests were also conducted on 15th May 2021

Restrictions eased from tomorrow (Monday)

Coronavirus York updates; 15th May 2021

Deaths

The next updates on hospital fatalities will be published on Monday

Test results

Three additional positive test results today. Brings total up to 12,342

Case numbers fall for 38 to 35.

Rate /100k population figure falls to 16.22

The infection rate is still edging up at regional and national level.

Neighbourhoods

Vaccinations

Tests

  • 4277 PCR tests were conducted during the week ending 10th May
  • Of these 0.7% were positive. That is the same proportion as the previous day
  • In addition, 1610 “lateral flow” tests were conducted on 14thMay

Council commentary

The Council has updated their open data commentary on the pandemic. It is reproduced below

The data is accurate as at 8.00 a.m. on Friday 14.05.21. Some narrative for the data covering the latest period is provided here below:

People with Covid Symptoms

• NHS Pathways/111 triages – as at 10.5.21 there had been 71 total covid triages in the CYC area in the last 7 days. The peak number of triages was 653 in the 7 day period to 20.9.20.

• As at 11.5.21, the Covid Symptom App estimates 36 per 100,000 in York with symptomatic covid (responses from a sample of 4,048 people). The peak rate was 1,283 on 7.1.21.

Diagnosed cases

• As at 13.5.21 York has had 12,334 cases since the start of the pandemic, a rate of 5,856 per 100,000 of population. The cumulative rate in York is below the national (6,898) and regional (7,230) averages. Cases identified through Lateral Flow Tests will be removed if they have a negative follow up PCR test within 72 hours so the cumulative total of cases can, on occasions, go down.

• The PHE ‘Exceedance’ rating compares the no. of new cases over a 14 day period with the previous 6 weeks and provides a RAG rating to indicate if the previously observed trend in the number of new cases is worsening. The latest rating for York (10.5.21) is Amber. In recent weeks the number of cases have been low in York which has an effect on the thresholds used to determine the RAG rating – a small change can mean the difference between a red, amber and green rating.

• The provisional rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 5.5.21 to 11.5.21 in York is 17.1 (36 cases). (Using data published on Gov.uk on 13.5.21).

• The latest official “validated” rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 2.5.21 to 8.5.21 in York was 17.6 (37 cases). The national and regional averages at this date were 22.1 and 39.8 respectively (using data published on Gov.uk on 13.5.21).

• York is currently ranked 75th out of 149 Upper Tier Local Authorities (UTLAs) in England with a rank of 1 indicating the lowest 7 day rate.

• For the 7 day period 1.5.21.to 7.5.21, 1 ward (Osbaldwick & Derwent) had seen a statistically significant fall in rates compared with the 7 day period 24.4.21 to 30.4.21. For the remaining wards there had been no significant change. The number of cases in each ward varied from 0 to 5 and rates varied from 0 to 37.6 per 100,000. 6 wards had zero cases.

• The rate of new Covid cases per 100,000 of population for the period 2.5.21 to 8.5.21 for people aged 60+ in York was 10.1 (5 cases). The national and regional averages were 6.9 and 12 respectively.

• As at 11.5.21, the latest 7 day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 PCR tests only) was 0.85%. The national and regional averages are 1.0% and 2.0% respectively.

• As at 11.5.21 the latest 7 day positivity rate in York (Pillar 2 Lateral Flow Tests only) was 0.09%. The national and regional averages are 0.1% and 0.2% respectively.

• As at 11.5.21 the latest 7 day positivity rate in York (Pillar 1 tests only) was 0.2%. The national average is 0.3%.

• As at 10.5.21 York University reported 1 individual within the University community who was currently self-isolating because they have had a positive COVID-19 test. The peak number was 331 on the 19.10.20.

• As at 10.5.21 York St. John reported 0 individuals within the University community who were currently self-isolating because they have had a positive COVID-19 test. The peak number was 82 on the 8.10.20.

Contact Tracing

• Since 28.5.20 a total of 11,413 confirmed CYC Covid cases have been uploaded into the NHS Test and Trace system and 10,311 (90.3%) of the cases have been completed (compared with 86.6% nationally). 26,777 ‘contacts’ of these cases have been identified and 20,332 (75.9%) of these have been completed (compared with 81.2% nationally).

• Local Contact Tracing. Between 10.3.21 and 7.5.21, 180 referrals had been actioned by the local contact tracing service. Of the referrals actioned, 167 (92.8%) were successful and 13 (7.2%) were unable to be reached via phone or home visit, but guidance leaflets were posted where possible. (NB on the 10.3.21 the local CYC team became responsible for contacting all cases rather than just those that the national team could not contact).

Cases in Residential Care Settings

• As at 12.5.21 there were 0 care homes in the CYC area with confirmed Covid-19 infection (at least 1 case of either a staff member or resident).

• The latest ‘outbreak’ (2+ cases) in a residential care setting in York were reported by PHE on 25.2.21 (1 home).

Cases amongst School Aged Children

• In the 7 days up to 10.5.21 there were 3 children of primary or secondary school age who tested positive (across 3 different schools).

COVID Bed Occupancy in York Hospital

• As at 11.5.21 there were 3 confirmed Covid-19 patients in General and Acute beds. The peak number was 157 on 19.1.21.

• As at 11.5.21 there were 0 confirmed Covid-19 patients and 0 suspected Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Treatment Unit. The peak number for people in ITU was 19 on 10.5.20.

• As at 11.5.21 there had been 0 patients admitted with suspected Covid-19, 0 admitted with confirmed Covid-19 and 0 confirmed patients discharged with COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours.

R Number

• The ‘R’ value (the number of people that one infected person will pass on a virus to, on average) for the North East and Yorkshire area on 7.5.21 was estimated to be in the range 0.7 to 1.0. The previous estimate was (0.8 to 1.0) on 30.4.21.

Total Vaccinations

• As at 12.5.21 a total of 107,246 CYC residents have had the first dose of the vaccine. This represents 50.9% of the estimated total population of York and 61.6% of the estimated adult (18+) population of York.

• As at 12.5.21 a total of 56,154 CYC residents have had both doses of the vaccine. This represents 26.7% of the estimated total population of York and 32.3% of the estimated adult (18+) population of York.

Deaths

The two sources about deaths from Covid-19 at LA level are ONS data and local registrar data. They are derived from the same source (civil registration data). ONS data is more comprehensive as it includes deaths of York residents which have occurred and been registered outside York. Local registrar data provides a breakdown by age and gender. The most recently available data is summarised below:

• ONS Weekly data: In the most recent period (Week 17: 24.4.21 to 30.4.21) 1 Covid-19 death was recorded as having occurred for CYC residents. In weeks 14, 15 and 16 there had been 0, 2 and 0 deaths respectively.

• ONS Cumulative data: Since the start of the pandemic, for deaths occurring up to 30th April 2021 and registered up to 8th May 2021, 396 Covid-19 deaths were recorded as having occurred for CYC residents (228 in hospital, 135 in care homes, 25 at home/elsewhere and 8 in a hospice). The number of deaths per 100,000 of population in York is 188.02 which is lower than the national average of 231.62.

• Age / Gender breakdown (using registrar data): The average age of the CYC residents who died was 82.1, with an age range of 44-104. The age profile of the CYC residents who have died is older than the national average (79.5% were aged 75+ compared with 73% nationally). 47.9% of the CYC residents who died were male. The national average is 54.4%.

Coronavirus York updates; 14th May 2021

Deaths

No further hospital deaths announced today

Test results

Five additional positive test results today. Brings cumulative total up to 12,339.

One additional case at City level brings total to 38.

Rate /100k population rises to 18.04. Small reduction expected over the weekend

Small increases in infection levels at North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and England level today

Neighbourhoods

Vaccinations

Tests

  • 4110 PCR tests were conducted during the week ending 13th May 2021
  • Of these, 0.7% were positive. This is slightly lower than the previous days figure of 0.8%
  • In addition, 2721 “lateral Flow” tests were conducted on 13th May 2021.

You can now get symptom-free testing at:

Acomb Explore Library,
Foxwood Community Centre
University of York
York St John University
York Stadium Leisure Complex
St William’s College

You can also collect at home testing kits from Acomb Explore Library, Foxwood Community Centre, University of York, York St John University and York Stadium Leisure Complex, or order them to be delivered to your home by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/get-tested or calling 119.

Hospital