Local Covid cases plateauing as lockdown roadmap announced

The number of new Covid cases across the city and county confirmed today has been revealed, on the day the four steps out of lockdown were announced.

In total there were new 272 new infections identified – 127 in Leicester and 145 spread across Leicestershire.

Blaby recorded 24 new cases while Charnwood added 35 to its rolling toll.

Harborough added 18 and Hinckley and Bosworth reported 17.

North West Leicestershire saw 27 new cases confirmed with 19 in Oadby and Wigston and just five 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: 33,303

  • Blaby: 6,470

  • Charnwood: 11,383

  • Harborough: 4,715

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 5,554

  • Melton: 2,404

  • North West Leicestershire: 5,365

  • Oadby and Wigston: 4,631

In other coronavirus news, Boris Johnson has set out his roadmap out of lockdown.

Meanwhile, more Covid fines have been handed to plane spotters at East Midlands Airport.

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

  • Leicester: 256.3 cases per 100,000 (908 cases in the last seven days)

  • Blaby: 179.3 cases per 100,000 (182)

  • Charnwood: 200.2 cases per 100,000 (372)

  • Harborough: 166.3 cases per 100,000 (156)

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 160 cases per 100,000 (181)

  • Melton: 115.2 cases per 100,000 (59)

  • North West Leicestershire: 239.4 cases per 100,000 (248)

  • Oadby and Wigston: 164.9 cases per 100,000 (94)

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