These Are The Latest Coronavirus Infection Rate Figures For North West Leicestershire

By Graham Hill

4th Jan 2021 | Local News

North West Leicestershire recorded another 77 coronavirus cases today (Monday) - bringing the total number since the pandemic began to 3,364.

The district - including Coalville - now has infection rate of 286.6 cases per 100,000 people, with four higher areas in the county.

Almost 850 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the city and county today as national lockdown rumours picked up pace during afternoon.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to address the nation at 8pm to outline tougher new measures with MPs recalled to Parliament on Wednesday to retrospectively vote on them.

In Leicester, there were 347 new cases confirmed, across the county there were 500 new infections identified.

Broken down to district and borough level, Charnwood is the area outside the Leicester with the most new cases confirmed at 93, with both Blaby and Harborough adding 82 new cases to their rolling tolls.

In Hinckley and Bosworth there were 80 new positive test results and 77 people in North West Leicestershire found out that they have the virus.

Oadby and Wigston added 59 new cases and there were 27 in Melton.

Yesterday (Sunday), 399 new cases were confirmed in the city and county – taking the area past the grim 50,000 cases milestone. On Saturday, 733 cases were added to the total.

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: 22,858
  • Blaby: 4,403
  • Charnwood: 8,125
  • Harborough: 3,148
  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 3,603
  • Melton: 1,715
  • North West Leicestershire: 3,364
  • Oadby and Wigston: 3,450

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

  • Leicester: 397.5 cases per 100,000
  • Blaby: 315.2 cases per 100,000
  • Charnwood: 230.3 cases per 100,000
  • Harborough: 375.2 cases per 100,000
  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 252.8 cases per 100,000
  • Melton: 271.4 cases per 100,000
  • North West Leicestershire: 286.6 cases per 100,000
  • Oadby and Wigston: 440.2 cases per 100,000


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