See information on the number of cases and how it is changing across the county and where you live.

Help prevent the spread

Please wash your hands regularly, stay at least 2 metres apart and wear a face covering whenever that is not possible. Find more advice on our stay safe in North Yorkshire page. 

The current situation in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire remains in the medium (tier 1) Covid-19 alert level. Find out more about the current Covid-19 alert level and the restrictions in place.


We have seen an overall increase in people testing positive for Covid-19 in North Yorkshire since the beginning of September. Although North Yorkshire rates are lower than those for England as a whole, rates have risen in all areas of the county and in all age groups. We ask all residents to remain vigilant and think of any further measures they can take to help slow the spread of the virus.


  • The districts of Harrogate and Selby currently have the highest rates of new cases over the past 7 days.
  • The lowest rates across the county are currently being seen in Scarborough and Ryedale.

The rates in each locality are very changeable and vary by the day. This reflects the position as of the latest data available on the 28 October. 

We are working with the district councils and our partner organisations to support incidents across a range of settings, and we review these daily. We are managing a number of small outbreaks across the county, although the majority of cases can be tracked back to households and socialising too closely with other people.

Coronavirus data

Data is available nationally and updated on a daily basis. This includes data on case numbers at district level and more local communities, known as Middle Super Output Areas. You can see this data on the government's UK summary of Covid-19 and the government's coronavirus data by cases.

The data is constantly refreshed as tests are processed. It can take a number of days for testing swabs to be processed so numbers reported are subject to change. As a result, we focus more on trends rather than day to day numbers as this gives a more complete picture of the true number of cases.

7 day rate and number of new cases by district

These figures are indicative and based on positive test results data supplied to us for the 7 day period preceding the ‘latest data’ date, and will not include test results that are still being processed.

Cases in your local area

These figures are based on positive test results available within the last seven days by local community area, known as Middle Super Output Areas. The figures may not include test results that are still being processed.