More coronavirus cases confirmed as hospital numbers jump

Another 466 coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the city and county today as hospital number creep up again.

The latest figures show that the number of people in the city’s three hospitals with Covid-19 has risen to 77, which is up from 59 on Saturday.

The number of those patients who are on ventilation is now 17 – up from 11 on Saturday.

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Nationally the number of hospital admissions has been rising steadily since late May, going from 871 on May 27 to 6,034 currently. It is still a long way from the peak in January this year when there were more than 38,000 people in hospital with the virus.

The latest 466 cases are scattered around the county, with 179 of them in the city, 50 in Blaby, 79 in Charnwood, 40 in Harborough, 37 in Hinckley and Bosworth, 22 in Melton, 36 in North West Leicestershire and 23 in Oadby and Wigston.

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: 44,111

  • Blaby: 9,125

  • Charnwood: 16,409

  • Harborough: 6,805

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 8,034

  • Melton: 3,727

  • North West Leicestershire: 8,416

  • Oadby and Wigston: 5,966

Meanwhile, the rate of infection around Leicestershire – about 343 cases per 100,000 people – is below the national average of 375.2. Only one district across the county – North West Leicestershire – has a rate higher than the England average.

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

  • Leicester: 342.7 cases per 100,000

  • Blaby: 360.5 cases per 100,000

  • Charnwood: 364.8 cases per 100,000

  • Harborough: 312.3 cases per 100,000

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 304.1 cases per 100,000

  • Melton: 335.9 cases per 100,000

  • North West Leicestershire: 376.4 cases per 100,000

  • Oadby and Wigston: 331.5 cases per 100,000

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