The current situation in North Yorkshire
The Scarborough and Selby districts were added to the Public Health England watch list as areas of concern on 18 September.
We have seen an overall increase in people testing positive for Covid-19 in North Yorkshire since the beginning of September. Most notably:
- Initially across the districts of Selby, Scarborough and Harrogate
- More recently across the districts of Craven and in Hambleton
- We are now closely monitoring the situation in the Richmondshire district
- Although comparatively smaller, cases in the district of Ryedale have also increased
We are working with the district councils and our partner organisations to support incidents across a range of settings, and we review these daily. We are managing a number of small outbreaks across the county, although most coronavirus spread is currently linked to household and social settings.
Data is available nationally and updated on a daily basis. This includes data on case numbers at district level and more local communities, known as Middle Super Output Areas. You can see this data on the government’s UK summary of Covid-19 and the government’s coronavirus data by cases.
The data is constantly refreshed as tests are processed. It can take a number of days for testing swabs to be processed so numbers reported are subject to change. As a result, we focus more on trends rather than day to day numbers as this gives a more complete picture of the true number of cases.
7 day rate and number of new cases by district
These figures are indicative and based on positive test results available within the last seven days and may not include test results that are still being processed.
The latest numbers from the BBC