Hundreds more coronavirus cases confirmed as area nears 20,000 milestones


Officials today confirmed more than 400 new cases of the coronavirus in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – bringing the area closer to a milestone of 20,000 infections since the start of the pandemic. Adding the 440 cases to the cumulative total means that more than 19,300 people in the region have now tested positive for the virus.

The trust that runs the Leicestershire hospitals reported Wednesday last week that 465 of its patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have died since the start of the crisis.

Eight of these deaths have been announced since Wednesday, October 14.

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Region-by-region statistics reveal the different experiences of people living in the city and county.

Charnwood, a borough that includes Loughborough and its university, recorded 105 new cases of confirmed infections in the last 24-hour registration period, bringing its total to over 3,000.

At the other end of the scale, Rutland County’s running total has increased by two, meaning it has seen 300 people develop the disease.

The local government regions of Blaby, Oadby and Wigston and Hinckley and Bosworth passed the 1,000 mark a few days or weeks ago.

The Market Harborough area and north-west Leicestershire, including the towns of Ashby and Coalville, all come close to the same brand.

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The local cumulative figures (since the start of the pandemic) for Sunday, October 25 are:

Leicester: 9,838 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 population: 2,777

Blaby: 1,402 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 population: 1,380

Charnwood: 3,017 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 population: 1,623

Harborough: 954 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 inhabitants: 1,017

Hinckley et Bosworth: 1,219 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 population: 1,077

Melton: 473 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 population: 923

North West Leicestershire: 859 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 population: 829

Oadby et Wigston: 1,240 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 population: 2,174

Rutland: 300 cases in total. Rate per 100,000 population: 751

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Meanwhile, Leicester MPs say the city should get more money from the government to support its struggling businesses – backdated to the additional weeks of foreclosure they suffered.

Liz Kendall and Jon Ashworth say the £ 2.6million offered to Leicester when it was the first town to be placed in local lockdown in July is overshadowed by the sums the Treasury is now providing for others parts of the country now under Level 3 restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Hundreds of more cases have been confirmed today

Manchester was able to negotiate a £ 60million support package for businesses, and Liverpool, Lancashire and South Yorkshire of £ 30million each to support businesses under Level 3 restrictions.

Leicester waited for a almost a month before the government provided the £ 2.6million when non-essential stores were forced to close and restaurants, pubs and gyms were prevented from reopening.

In addition, council health officials have ordered a pub in Oadby to remain closed after being caught breaking coronavirus rules.

Officers in Leicestershire County told the owner of the Black Dog in London Road on Friday that it was to remain closed until at least next Friday, when they would conduct another review of the situation.

The pub first received a closing notice by Leicestershire County Council ,Oadby and Wigston Borough Council and Police du Leicestershire Friday October 16.

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