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North Yorkshire: Covid infection rates down by 23%, hospital inpatients up by 22%

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The North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum met today to brief the media (20 January 2021).

  • North Yorkshire Infection rates are down 23% from 401 to 307.6 (infection rate per 100,000)
  • North Yorkshire hospital inpatients are up 22% from 381 to 471
  • Peak for NHS is likely approaching
  • Harrogate Hospital has around 11% of its beds taken up with Covid patients

Infection Rates

7 day infection rate/ 100,000 (week to 19 January 2021)

England Average – 478 (down 131) 401
North Yorkshire – 307.6 (down 93.4) = 23% reduction
Scarborough – 224.4 (down 56.6)
Craven – 336 (down 88)
Selby – 326.6 (down 187.4)
Harrogate – 322.7 (down 104.3)
Richmond – 351.8 (down 91.2)
Ryedale – 301.6 (up 28.6)
Hambleton – 321 (down 105)

7 day infection rate/ 100,000 (week to 9 January 2021)

England Average – 609 (up 49.5)
North Yorkshire – 401 (up  55.1)
Scarborough – 281 (down 67.5)
Craven – 424  (up 58.5)
Selby – 514 (up 147.4)
Harrogate – 427  (up 129.8)
Richmond – 443 (down 22.3)
Ryedale – 273 (down 35.8)
Hambleton – 426 (down 48.2)

Hospitals 

All hospitals have implemented escalation plans, meaning cancellation of some appointments.

Hospital in-patients with Covid-19 (19 January 2021)

All North Yorkshire hospitals – 471 (up 84) with 51 in ICU.
Harrogate – 44 (down 2)
York – 162 (up 41)
Scarborough  – 46 (up 8)
South Tees – 222 (up 37)
Darlington – 63 (down 8)
Airedale – 88 (up 36)

Hospital in-patients with Covid-19 (12 January 2021)

All North Yorkshire hospitals – 381 (up 116)
Harrogate – 46 (up 27)
York – 121 (up 50)
Scarborough  – 35 (down 5)
South Tees – 185 (up 34)
Darlington – 71 (up 7)
Airedale – 52 (up 23)

Care homes – staff and residents – 258 cases

Vaccine

Approx 705,000 given the vaccine in North Yorkshire.

Even if had the vaccine, may still get illness, although in a much milder way

Continuing to work to priority categories

Ripon will have a vaccine site over the next 2 weeks.



Police

241 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN’s) have been issued since 6 December.

Fixed Penalty for last 7 days (134 in total)

Outside Place without reasonIndoor GatheringOutdoor Gathering
Craven700
Hambleton1720
Harrogate831
Richmond100
Ryedale100
Scarborough5464
York4231

Exercising local is deemed as being your local town or village.

Police are not randomly stopping vehicles.

Testing

Testing capacity is good.

Demand has slightly reduced.

Education

17% of children overall are at school

6% of Secondary School children are at school

25% of Primary School children are at school

Places are available for vulnerable



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