THE Covid rate in York has fallen slightly again after a weekend rise.

Public Health England said today that the seven-day rolling rate of confirmed Covid infections in the City of York Council area in the week to February 24 was 76.9 per 100,000, having risen to 81.7 yesterday.

The figure is still slightly higher than the rate of 66 per 100,000 earlier last month but is still much lower than the figure of 670 when the pandemic was at its worst in early January, and York's rate is still lower than the national average for England of 107.8.

PHE said the rate in the North Yorkshire County Council area was 77.5 per 100,000 and in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area it was 102.