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North Yorkshire Covid-19: continued reduction in infection rates and hospital admissions

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The North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum met today to brief the media (23 February 2021).

  • Continued reduction of infection rates and cases in hospital
  • Infection rates down from 96.6 to 84 per 100,000 for North Yorkshire
  • Hospital cases down by 32 over 7-day to 245 for North Yorkshire

7 day infection rate/ 100,000 (week to 23 February 2021)

  • England Average – 119
  • North Yorkshire – 84
  • Scarborough – 68
  • Craven – 77
  • Selby – 108
  • Harrogate – 95
  • Richmond – 101
  • Ryedale – 87
  • Hambleton – 68

7 day infection rate/ 100,000 (week to 16 February 2021)

  • England Average – 136.6
  • North Yorkshire – 96.6
  • Scarborough – 65
  • Craven – 43.8
  • Selby – 119.2
  • Harrogate – 98.2
  • Richmond – 134
  • Ryedale – 59.8
  • Hambleton – 128.8

Hospitals

Hospital in-patients with Covid-19 (23 February 2021).

  • All North Yorkshire hospitals – 245 (down of 32 in 7 days)
  • ICU case in North Yorkshire -43
  • Harrogate –  48 (down 19)
  • York –  55 (down 8)
  • Scarborough  – 14 (down 4)
  • South Tees –  128 (down 1)
  • Darlington – 30(down  8)
  • Airedale –   6 (down 23)

Hospital staff sickness 376 (down 29)

Hospital in-patients with Covid-19 (16 February 2021).

  • All North Yorkshire hospitals – 265 (a drop of 78 in 7 days)
  • ICU case in North Yorkshire – update not given
  • Harrogate –  65
  • York –  61
  • Scarborough  – 8
  • South Tees –  121
  • Darlington – update not given
  • Airedale –   update not given

Testing

No cases of concern of South African variant in North Yorkshire according to testing.

PCR testing capacity remains good.

Rapid testing / surge testing in place.

Vaccine 

249,000 vaccinate in North Yorkshire

Now looking to vaccinate people over 65 and long term conditions

Schools

Primary schools all set to re-open on 8 March, relatively little change, twice-weekly testing of teachers

Secondary schools top open from the 8 March in a phase approach. Plans to test all pupils prior to return.

Facemasks to be worn when it is not possible to distance with a review over Easter.

Twice weekly testing of children

Wrap-around care also set to open,

Care Homes

235 care settings in North Y

64 have 1 or more cases (down from 75)

49 have 2 or more cases

80 staff or residents with covid-19




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