Largest increase in daily Covid cases since March –

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Largest increase in daily Covid cases since March – fr


Covid infections in Leicestershire are slowly rising according to the latest figures released today.
There have been 98 new confirmed infections in the city and county in the past 24 hours, 55 new cases in Leicester and 43 spread across different areas of Leicestershire District Council.

The figures mark the highest daily total since March 31, when there were 111 cases, and come after it was confirmed that the Indian variant of the disease is now the dominant strain in the city.

Charnwood had the most infections in the districts of Leicestershire in the past 24 hours with 16 new cases, followed by Blaby with 10.

Single-digit increases have been confirmed in all other areas of the District Council with six cases in north-west Leicestershire, four in Hinckley and Bosworth, three in Melton, two in Oadby and Wigston and two in Harborough.

The new cases, updated today at 4 p.m., mean that the total number of cases in the city and county since the start of the pandemic area by area is :

In other coronavirus news, “confusion” over the government’s handling of Covid restrictions is undermining efforts to control the virus, according to Professor Stephen Reicher, a psychologist on the Sage subcommittee advising ministers on human sciences. behaviour.

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While TUI, the UK’s largest tour operator, has cut more vacations due to lingering uncertainty ahead of the UK government’s review of travel restrictions.

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

  • Leicester: 64.9 cases per 100,000 (230 cases in the past seven days)
  • Blaby: 26.6 cases per 100,000 (27)
  • Charnwood: 30.1 cases per 100,000 (56)
  • Harborough: 10.7 cases per 100,000 (10)
  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 9.7 cases per 100,000 (11)
  • Melton: 23.4 cases per 100,000 (12)
  • North West Leicestershire: 24.1 cases per 100,000 (25)
  • Oadby and Wigston: 21 cases per 100,000 (13)

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

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