More than 500 new cases of coronavirus reported today

More than 500 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the county in the past 24 hours.

During the period which included Boris Johnson’s address to the nation over lockdown 2 there were 518 positive cases logged in total, with 199 of them in the Leicester City Council area.

The second-worst area was the 133 new cases in Charnwood, where Loughborough has seen a high number of cases for many weeks.

Elsewhere, there were 41 cases in Blaby district, 41 in Hinckley and Bosworth, 35 in Harborough, 15 in Melton borough, 40 in North West Leicestershire, and 14 more in the Oadby and Wigston area.

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Those are the daily figures released by the Government for the 24 hours up to 4pm today.

In the latest batch of more local data, which is based on the seven days up to October 27, large parts of the county are now in red – having more than 400 cases per 100,000 people.

This map shows areas with more than 400 current cases per 100,000 people in red
(Image: HM Government)

The highest rates are in:

  1. Loughborough University (and surrounding area) 1,367.4
  2. Loughborough Storer & Queen’s Park 886.9
  3. Crown Hills (Leicester) 779.3
  4. Rushey Mead South 631.5
  5. Evington (Leicester) 589.1
  6. Kirby Muxloe & Thurlaston 587.8
  7. East Goscote & Queniborough 562.1
  8. Birstall, Wanlip and Riverside 533.7
  9. Belgrave North East (Leicester) 527.6
  10. Thurmaston 477.3
  11. Northfields & Merrydale (Leicester) 460.1

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