RYEDALE'S weekly figure for confirmed coronavirus cases has dropped to zero.

The figure fell from 5.5 per 100,000 population last week to zero in the rolling seven-day rate update by Public Health England.

The figure, for the seven days to July 12 compared with the seven days to July 5, is based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

In the City of York Council area the figure remains at 3.3 per 100,000 population.

Selby's weekly rate fell from 4.5 in the week to July 5 to 3.4, Scarborough's fell from 0.9 to 0, Harrogate's remained at 4.4 for the second week running, Hambleton's remained at 1 and East Yorkshire's fell from 3.5 to 2.4.


Nationally, Leicester,which is subject to a local lockdown, has the worst rate of 104.4 cases per 100,000, with nearby Pendle second, with a rate of 74.4 and Blackburn third with 48.3.