Restrictions to be eased
- According to a government announcement, work from home guidance, COVID passports and mandatory wearing of face-masks are being scrapped in England,
- People will no longer be told to work from home and, from Thursday next week, mandatory mask-wearing and COVID certification will end.
- Self-isolation rules for people with coronavirus will end shortly. The legal requirement will lapse when the regulations expire on 24 March, and that date could be brought forward.
Hospitals and deaths
Two more hospital deaths have been announced. One occurred on Monday and one yesterday. The cumulative toll is now 762.
The latest government figures, covering the period up to 7th January 2022, and indicating the number of York residents who have died of COVID related causes. reveals that there have been 3 more fatalities. One occurred in a care home and two in a hospital. The cumulative toll is now 416.
318 positive tests results have been announced today. They bring the cumulative total up to 44,163
The number of cases in the City has reduced by 127 to 1800
The infection rate has fallen to 853.04. Recent test results tend to confirm that the infection rate is bottoming out. It is likely to remain around 850 for at least the remainder of this week.
407 booster jabs were undertaken yesterday (62.1% now completed)
- 3826 “Lateral Flow” tests were completed yesterday
Ten neighbourhoods now have infection rates below the 800 threshold