Record number of new Covid cases confirmed today

More new coronavirus cases than ever before have been added to totals across the city and county today.

There have been 957 cases confirmed in the city and county in the past 24 hours – on the same day that the UK’s total increased by a record amount – 33,470.

A massive 445 cases were added to totals in Leicester, with a further 512 detected across the rest of county.

Broken down to district and borough level, there were 158 cases in Charnwood, 101 in North West Leicestershire and 96 in Blaby.

Hinckley and Bosworth’s rolling toll increase by 76, Harborough added 67 new cases and a further 55 cases were added in Oadby and Wigston.

Positive results were returned to 50 people in Melton.

Leicestershire’s director of public health said a ‘last hurrah’ before the second lockdown could be to blame for the high rates seen this week.

It is a week since the second set of national restrictions were introduced.

The total number of cases across the city and county since the start of the pandemic are:

  • Leicester: 13,374
  • Blaby: 2,281
  • Charnwood: 4,899
  • Harborough: 1,491
  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 1,961
  • Melton: 839
  • North West Leicestershire: 1,614
  • Oadby and Wigston: 1,798

In other coronavirus news, the 15 areas where the most cases were confirmed in the latest fortnightly update have been revealed.

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Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Leicestershire will be added to the list of places where mass testing will be rolled out.

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

  • Leicester: 440.4 cases per 100,000
  • Blaby: 339.8 cases per 100,000
  • Charnwood: 359.4 cases per 100,000
  • Harborough: 222.8 cases per 100,000
  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 284.6 cases per 100,000
  • Melton: 335.9 cases per 100,000
  • North West Leicestershire: 313.7 cases per 100,000
  • Oadby and Wigston: 401.6 cases per 100,000

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