LATEST official figures have revealed a huge difference in the Covid infection rates between the two areas of York.
There were only three in the Fulford, Heslington and University of York area. coronavirus Confirmed cases in the week to September 10 give a seven-day rolling rate of just 31.3 cases per 100,000 population.
In contrast, Acomb saw 46 cases confirmed during the same period, giving a rate of 439.4 per 100,000 people.
Other parts of North Yorkshire with higher rates included Tadcaster with 35 cases and 463.0, and Pickering and Thornton Le Dale with 43 cases and 401.3.
The average rolling rate for the entire York City Council area was 212.8, which is considerably lower than the average of 308.3 for the whole of England and 360 for the UK.
The rate was 334.3 in the North Yorkshire County Council region and 400.6 in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council region.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid patients treated at York and Scarborough hospitals remains fairly stable.
There were 49 such inpatients yesterday, which is similar to the daily figures in recent weeks and much lower than the January peak of 242.