Now his claims have been confirmed by the latest figures which show a dramatic fall in the city.
Between June 21 and June 28, the infection rate in Hull was only 3.8 cases per 100,000 population, which is one of the lowest in Yorkshire.
This represents a sharp drop from the previous week’s figure of 22.6 cases per 100,000 population.
There have been more than 1,500 positive tests in the city since the start of the pandemic and the drop last week means that the cumulative infection rate has also dropped from 586.3 per 100,000 to 585.5.
East Riding also saw a significant drop in the number of cases, from 14.1 cases per 100,000 population to 4.7.
Cases have also gone down in other parts of Yorkshire, but there have been increases in Calderdale, Doncaster and Sheffield.
Weekly rate of Covid-19 cases in Yorkshire
per 100,000 inhabitants tested under pillars 1 and 2 (figures from last week in brackets)
Bradford 45.8 (69.4)
Barnsley 35.1 (54.7)
Kirklees 26.2 (30.3)
Rotherham 26.1 (33.6)
Sheffield 24.4 (20.6)
Doncaster 21.3 (17.4)
Calderdale 14.8 (12.4)
Leeds 11.7 (19.8)
Wakefield 9.0 (18.6)
North Yorkshire 5.0 (13.8)
Riding East 4.7 (14.1)
Hull 3.8 (22.6)
York 1.9 (6.7)
The only data the government previously released shows that there have been 804 cases in the city, giving it an infection rate of 308.5.
But it was only from tests done in hospitals. The new number tests that are done in the community – either in centers like the Humber Bridge or in private homes.
Leicester remains the most affected area, which caused a local lockout this weekend.
The city’s infection rate is 141.3 cases per 100,000 population in the seven days to June 28. This compares to a rate of 140.2 cases per 100,000 in the week ending June 21.
The local authority with the second highest rate after Leicester for the week ending June 28 was Bradford with 45.8 cases per 100,000 but down from the previous week.
After Bradford, the local authority with the second highest rate of new Covid-19 cases was Barnsley with 35.1 cases per 100,000, compared to 54.7 the previous week.
He was followed by Rochdale with 35 cases, Oldham with 30.1, Kirklees with 26.2 and Rotherham with 26.1.
The figures were released as part of the Public Health England weekly surveillance report.
Earlier this week, Hull City Public Health Director Julia Weldon said that although the risk of coronavirus remained, the rate of infection in the city had dropped in the weeks following the report. to 3.1.
Weldon and Chief Executive Steve Brady said in a joint statement that the safety and well-being of residents is their “top priority”. They added that current infection rates do not warrant a return to locking.
The data also revealed that Hull had one of the highest rates of calls to the NHS reporting coronavirus symptoms, according to data from the health services.
The report from Public Health England indicates that cases detected outside hospitals have increased in Yorkshire and the Humber in the two weeks leading up to June 21.
The report says: “Case detections remain the highest in the north of the country and there have been increases in Yorkshire and the Humber in the past two weeks”.
The report adds that case detections were highest in parts of West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Leicester.
NHS figures showing the number of calls to its 111 line per 100,000 residents of Hull were the third highest of all English Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) since Monday, with more than seven calls per 100,000 population.
Leicester received almost 10 calls per 100,000. The figures covered the total number of calls that could include multiple assessments on the same caller.
Hull was second after Barnsley in the North East and Yorkshire area.
Ms. Weldon and Cllr Brady said in their statement, “We want to reassure the people of Hull that your safety and well-being remain our top priority.
“We have access to the coronavirus test data and are conducting a detailed review of this information daily. If the information suggests at any time that additional measures or restrictions are necessary, we will act immediately.
“Although coronavirus remains a risk to all of us and each case is cause for concern, the current level does not require further action. ”
Hull City Council released its epidemic management plan to control potential local epidemics on Monday.
The plans describe how to respond to a local epidemic with public information campaigns in mild cases and the closure of infected places and entire areas if large numbers catch the virus.