RYEDALE has now gone 26 days without a single new confirmed case of coronavirus.

The Ryedale District Council area has not had any new cases confirmed since Wednesday July 8.

The total number of confirmed cases yesterday (Sunday) remained at 135, in Public Health England figures which include tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The Ryedale rate is 245.8 per 100,000 population, compared with 440.7 in the City of York Council area and an average of 469.4 across the whole of England.

The number of confirmed cases in York has risen from 902 on July 8 to 925 yesterday.

The figures only relate to confirmed cases and do not mean Ryedale has necessarily been completely free of coronavirus: someone may have had the disease but without it being detected – either because they were ill and did not get tested or because they had no symptoms and so were unaware they even had Covid-19.