Today’s new Covid cases and where they’ve been confirmed

Fewer than 350 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the city and county today.

The majority – 186 were spread across Leicestershire, with 141 recorded in Leicester.

Most of the county’s cases are in Charnwood which has had 46 new cases confirmed since yesterday.

North West Leicestershire is the Leicestershire district with the the second highest number of 37.

There have been 27 new infections identified in Hinckley and Bosworth, 25 in Harborough and 22 in Blaby.

Melton added 17 new cases and in Oadby and Wigston there were 12.

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: 31,529

  • Blaby: 6,111

  • Charnwood: 10,682

  • Harborough: 4,425

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 5,204

  • Melton: 2,288

  • North West Leicestershire: 4,941

  • Oadby and Wigston: 4,458

In other coronavirus news, NHS data shows that rates continue to fall across the county and city.

Meanwhile, the family of a father-of-two has urged people to observe the Covid rules after the 32-year-old died after contracting the virus.

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

  • Leicester: 340.7 cases per 100,000 (1,207 cases in the last seven days)

  • Blaby: 238.4 cases per 100,000 (242)

  • Charnwood: 197.5 cases per 100,000 (367)

  • Harborough: 187.6 cases per 100,000 (176)

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 228 cases per 100,000 (258)

  • Melton: 167.9 cases per 100,000 (86)

  • North West Leicestershire: 222 cases per 100,000 (230)

  • Oadby and Wigston: 303.4 cases per 100,000 (173)

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