Hundreds of new Covid cases in last 24 hours

More than 500 new coronavirus cases have been added to local tolls today.

In Leicester there were 242 new infections identified, while a further 280 cases were spread across Leicestershire.

Broken down to district and borough level, Charnwood added the most to its rolling toll, with 71.

In North West Leicestershire there were 44 positive test results recorded and in both Blaby and Harborough there were 41 new cases.

Hinckley and Bosworth added 38 to its cumulative count, in Oadby and Wigston there were 26 new cases and 19 in Melton.

The new cases, updated today at 4pm, mean that the total number of cases across the city and county since the start of the pandemic area by area are :

  • Leicester: 29,621

  • Blaby: 5,754

  • Charnwood: 10,077

  • Harborough: 4,137

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 4,837

  • Melton: 2,143

  • North West Leicestershire: 4,569

  • Oadby and Wigston: 4,203

In other coronavirus news, Leicestershire Police has spoken about not giving fines to people breaking lockdown rules and dancing in Spinney Hill park at the weekend.

Meanwhile, companies in hard-hit Charnwood have been reminded of their legal obligations after four businesses were found to be breaching lockdown regulations.

The latest seven-day infection rates, area by area, are:

  • Leicester: 541.2 cases per 100,000 (1,917 in the last seven days)

  • Blaby: 363.5 cases per 100,000 (369)

  • Charnwood: 284.1 cases per 100,000 (528)

  • Harborough: 296.4 cases per 100,000 (278)

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 294.3 cases per 100,000 (333)

  • Melton: 226.5 cases per 100,000 (116)

  • North West Leicestershire: 337.8 cases per 100,000 (350)

  • Oadby and Wigston: 303.4 cases per 100,000 (173)

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