Latest coronavirus cases for each area of city and county

Health officials have confirmed a further 284 coronavirus infections in Leicester and the wider county in the past 24 hours on Sunday (February 21).

There were 119 new cases diagnosed in the city, while the total for the wider county was 165, according to today’s update from the Department of Health and Social Care.

Broken down by local authority areas, Charnwood, including Loughborough, recorded 47 new infections, while the figure for the Harborough district was seven.

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Hinckley and Bosworth recorded 24 new cases, and there were 26 in North West Leicestershire, which covers the towns of Coalville and Ashby.

There were 14 cases in Oadby and Wigston borough, 34 in Blaby district and 13 in the Melton borough.

More than 73,000 people in the city and county have tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the crisis.

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: 33,176

  • Blaby: 6,446

  • Charnwood: 11,348

  • Harborough: 4,697

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 5,537

  • Melton: 2,399

  • North West Leicestershire: 5,338

  • Oadby and Wigston: 4,612

In other coronavirus news, the country is braced for news of the Government’s latest thinking on the way out of lockdown as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to reveal his much-anticipated “road map” out of lockdown tomorrow afternoon, according to reports.

The Prime Minister is understood to have a three-stage plan lined up for the coming months in which he sets out how he hopes to safely ease England away from some of the restrictions and regulations currently dominating our daily lives.

It is already known that from Monday, March 8, schools will fully reopen and care home residents will be allowed to hold a visitor’s hand.

Also, the police team at East Midlands Airport has reported another uninvited visitor has been fined £200 for breaking coronavirus restrictions.

The excuse given to officers by the latest person caught flouting the current lockdown rules at the Castle Donington airport was he had just got his licence back and “wanted to go for a drive”.

It was not his day, however, and he was also reprimanded for having another person with him who was not from the same household.

A member of the public is spoken to by a volunteer before receiving an injection of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at the Al Abbas Mosque, Birmingham, which is being used as a covid vaccination centre. Picture date: Thursday January 21, 2021.

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

  • Leicester: 256.37 cases per 100,000

  • Blaby: 178.3 cases per 100,000

  • Charnwood: 202.9 cases per 100,000

  • Harborough: 179.1 cases per 100,000

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 162.6 cases per 100,000

  • Melton: 105.5 cases per 100,000

  • North West Leicestershire: 245.1 cases per 100,000

  • Oadby and Wigston: 164.9 cases per 100,000

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