Scarborough has 300 confirmed cases of coronavirus, as council thanks visitors for walking away this weekend


The government has started to break down the figures by local authority.

As of Thursday, May 17, there were 243,695 confirmed cases in the United Kingdom, including 300 in local authorities in Scarborough.

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More than 300 coronavirus patients discharged from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust hospitals

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In the UK, 34,636 deaths have been confirmed in people who tested positive for the disease.

Prior to April 29, daily death reports only included deaths in hospitals and as of April 29, figures now include deaths in the community of people with laboratory confirmed test results public health or the NHS.

There are also 814 confirmed cases in the east Yorkshire district.

The total number of cases in Yorkshire and the Humber is 13,177.

According to the latest figures from NHS England, at 4 p.m. on May 16, the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Scarborough Hospital, has reported a total of 189 deaths in patients who test positive.

The Trust has so far confirmed that 71 of these deaths have occurred at the Scarborough hospital.

These figures do not include those who died in nursing homes or at home.

The latest mortality figures released Tuesday May 16 by the National Statistics Office showed that until May 1, 18 deaths related to Covid-19 had occurred outside the local authority hospital in Scarborough – 16 in nursing homes and two in homes.

The ONS data is based on where Covid-19 is mentioned anywhere on the death certificate, including if suspected, or in combination with other health conditions.

These latest figures show that deaths in nursing homes accounted for 21% of all coronavirus deaths in Scarborough until May 1.

Last Sunday (May 10), Boris Johnson announced a slight relaxation of the lockout restrictions and presented the government’s exit plan.

In his speech, the Prime Minister revealed that the government’s message is now “Stay alert” rather than “Stay at home”, and that people who cannot work from home should now be “actively encouraged to go to work” .

People can also travel unlimited distances in England to exercise or visit beauty spots, raising concerns about an influx of visitors to the area.

He also said that schools could reopen at reception in years 1 and 6, but not before June 1 at the earliest, and that people could now enjoy unlimited outdoor exercise, sitting in parks and sports – but only with other family members.

The news of the unlimited number of trips prompted the Scarborough council to ask the excursionists to stay at home, fearing that an influx of visitors would cause an outbreak of the virus.

Deputy Chief Cllr Liz Colling thanked the public for “basically” staying away from the coast over the weekend, fears of a large crowd descending in the borough had not been realized

Since the start of the epidemic, more than 300 patients who tested positive for Covid-19 have been released from the hospitals of the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Millions of people are now eligible for the tests.

Nursing home staff and residents can now be tested even if they have no symptoms.

Anyone over the age of 65 – and their family members – can get tested if they are currently experiencing symptoms, as can anyone who has to leave home to go to work.

More information on the tests can be found here.

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