New data reveals if Hull has surpassed the peak of the coronavirus and how it compares to cities in Yorkshire


New analysis shows East’s riding may be beyond the peak of the coronavirus pandemic – but the same may not be true for Hull.

East Yorkshire as a whole remains one of the UK’s places with the fewest cases, but 108 people have still died from Covid-19.

NHS England data collected by Hull Live now shows that the number of new cases reported in Hull and East Riding is decreasing, with the exception of a small increase in the city in recent days.

At the same time, we also compared the situation of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which deals with Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, compared to trusts which take care of patients from Yorkshire to Sheffield and Leeds.

When viewing the data, it is important to remember that each of the trusts will care for patients outside of their geographic area and that the populations in each location differ.

At the last census in 2011, Hull and the electoral district of East had a total population of approximately 590,000. Leeds ‘was just over 750,000 and Sheffield was just above 550,000 – placing Hull in between.

However, compared to each other, Hull’s daily deaths are significantly lower than their Yorkshire counterparts.

At its peak, the pandemic claimed 13 lives in one day in Sheffield and Leeds. The Hull Woodpecker killed seven people, according to figures submitted to the NHS England.

Two hundred and fifty people died from coronavirus in Leeds, while 216 died in Sheffield.

The number of cases in the two confidence domains is also higher than that of Hull.

A total of 1,085 people tested positive for Covid-19 in East Yorkshire.

Meanwhile, the comparison of the two local authorities in East Yorkshire since the first case was reported in Hull on March 3, reveals that after the first case of the East Riding a week later, new cases were reported there until April 18 when, for the first time, Hull passed.

However, a more pronounced decline was observed in the last 10 days in the city until the number of cases increased over the weekend, while the East Riding continued to decrease.


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