100 new coronavirus cases confirmed today – here’s a breakdown

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Around 100 new cases of coronavirus were added to city and county tolls today.Positive tests recorded in the last 24 hours have been updated, bringing the cumulative totals to Leicester and Leicestershire.

In the city, 58 new cases have been recorded – taking Leicester’s cases beyond the 6,600 mark.

Across the county, 42 have been identified.

Distributed at the district and borough level, it is Charnwood where the most new cases were added, with 16.

Harborough’s overall total rose by nine and on the day new restrictions were introduced, the total number of Oadby and Wigston cases rose by eight.

Hinckley and Bosworth and North West Leicestershire added four new cases each.

Blaby, who was put on the government watchlist on Friday, has registered a new case.

There have been no new cases picked up at Melton.

The local numbers updated at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday September 22 are:

  • Leicester – 6,616 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 population: 1,867
  • Blaby – 752 cases in total – Rate per 100,000 population: 740
  • Charnwood – 1,102 cases in total – Rate per 100,000 population: 592
  • Harborough – 504 cases in total -. Rate per 100,000 population: 537
  • Hinckley and Bosworth – 663 total cases – Rate per 100,000 population: 586
  • Melton – 249 cases in total – Rate per 100,000 population: 486
  • North West Leicestershire – 389 total cases – Rate per 100,000 population: 375
  • Oadby and Wigston – 697 total cases – Rate per 100,000 population: 1,222

The Prime Minister will announce a new round of restrictions tonight after government scientists yesterday described the spread of the virus as “exponential”.

Boris Johnson praised the efforts of Leicester residents throughout the local lockdown and called them “heroic”.

The national speech will take place this evening. The Prime Minister will detail the new measures he revealed in a speech in the House of Commons at noon.

They will include pubs and restaurants closing at 10 p.m. and requiring staff who can work from home to do so.

The local numbers updated at 4:30 p.m. on Monday September 21 were:

  • Leicester – 6,558 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 population: 1,851
  • Blaby – 751 cases in total – Rate per 100,000 population: 739
  • Charnwood – 1,086 cases in total – Rate per 100,000 population: 584
  • Harborough – 495 cases in total -. Rate per 100,000 population: 527.7
  • Hinckley and Bosworth – 659 total cases – Rate per 100,000 population: 582
  • Melton – 249 cases in total – Rate per 100,000 population: 486
  • North West Leicestershire – 385 total cases – Rate per 100,000 population: 371
  • Oadby and Wigston – 689 total cases – Rate per 100,000 population: 1,208

LeicestershireLive uses the gov.uk daily dashboard to track and report local coronavirus cases.

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