YORK'S weekly recorded Covid-19 rate has risen again - but just five more cases have been recorded in the area.

The latest data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that the city's rate has increased very slightly by 0.4 to 18 cases per 100,000 population. This remains below the UK national average rate, which stands at 23.1 cases per 100,000 population.

The PHE data shows that the five further cases recorded in the City of York Council area take the total for the pandemic to 12,339.

In North Yorkshire the rate has increased by one to 21.7 cases per 100,000 population. A further 12 cases have been recorded in the North Yorkshire County Council area, taking the total for the pandemic to 30,138.

In the East Riding of Yorkshire the rate remains the same at 24.3 cases per 100,000 population, with a further 17 cases recorded in the area.

Across the UK, a further 2,193 cases take the country's total for the pandemic to 4,446,824.