Confirmed cases of Covid-19 dwindle in Richmondshire — but care home deaths continue

A motorist being tested for Covid-19.

The number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Richmondshire continues to fall — but deaths of local people with the virus continue.

A total of 49 Richmondshire residents have now died after testing positive for coronavirus.

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show two more deaths linked to Covid-19 have occurred in the district’s care homes in recent weeks.

Of the 49 deaths so far recorded, 26 were in care homes, 21 were in hospitals and two were at home.

However, the number of confirmed new cases of the virus continues to dwindle, with just three since the start of July.

Here are the deaths in Richmondshire by week and location:

  • Week 13 – 3 deaths in hospital
  • Week 14 – 2 deaths in hospital
  • Week 15 – 1 death in hospital, 1 at home
  • Week 16 – 5 deaths in hospital
  • Week 17 – 4 deaths in hospital, 1 in a care home
  • Week 18 – 5 deaths in care home, 3 in hospital
  • Week 19 – 5 deaths in care homes, 3 in hospital
  • Week 20 – 6 deaths in care homes
  • Week 21 – 1 death in a care home
  • Week 22 – 3 deaths in care homes
  • Week 23 – 1 death in a care home
  • Week 24 – 2 deaths in care homes, 1 death at home
  • Week 25 – 0 deaths
  • Week 26 – 1 death in a care home
  • Week 27 – 1 death in a care home

This diagram shows when and how many cases of the virus have been confirmed in Richmondshire:

The latest data allows the public to view how many cases of the virus have been confirmed in local authority areas during the pandemic.

The statistics show the first case in Richmondshire was recorded on March 10 — almost two weeks before the nation went into lockdown on March 23.

The most cases recorded in one day was on April 29 when 23 cases were confirmed.

In total, there have been a total of 268 confirmed cases in the district.

The data includes both pillar one – those conducted in hospitals – and pillar two – those in care homes and mobile testing stations.