YORK'S weekly recorded Covid-19 rate has dropped further - and just seven more cases have been recorded in the area.

The latest data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that the city's rate has dropped by one to 18.5 cases per 100,000 population. This remains below the UK national average, which stands at 22.1 cases per 100,000 population.

The PHE data shows that the further seven cases recorded in the City of York Council area take the total for the pandemic there to 12,297.

In North Yorkshire the rate has not changed as it remains at 26.5 cases per 100,000 population. A further 26 cases have been recorded in the North Yorkshire County Council area, taking the total for the pandemic to 29,998.

In the East Riding of Yorkshire the rate also remains the same at 28.7 cases per 100,000 population, with a further 19 cases taking the area's total for the pandemic to 18,334.

Across the UK, a further 2,613 cases take the country's total for the pandemic to 4,428,553.