Highest number of new coronavirus cases recorded in Leicester

Leicester, UK, April 10, 2017: People are walking on a street in Leicester, England

By Samuel Gill

There are worries as the highest number of new Coronavirus cases recorded in Leicester was set between Monday (16 NOV) and Tuesday (17 NOV).

As a city, Leicester has had to endure local lockdown since the start of the pandemic which has only been felt by other cities in recent weeks since the second lockdown was implemented.

Empty: The streets of Leicester

Other local cities such as Nottingham were plunged into a higher local lockdown than Leicester but only after a period of time with higher figures than when Leicester went into local lockdown. A total of 1,313 cases though were added to the totals for Leicester City and Leicestershire areas in those 24 hours.

The total number of cases as a result since the start of the pandemic stand at:

Leicester: 15,090

Blaby: 2,521

Charnwood: 5,619

Harborough: 1,618

Hinckley and Bosworth: 2,115

Melton: 905

North West Leicestershire: 1,839

Oadby and Wigston: 2,019

As per the statistics compiled by gov.uk, this means that Leicester has 525.4 cases per 100,000, which is ahead of Oadby and Wigston which has 508.6 cases per 100,000 and Blaby on 429.4 cases per 100,000.

This as a result meant that it rose from 406.2 on the week up to 12 November which is despite people in Leicester not being allowed to mix with other households for a number of months before the second lockdown was implemented.

The daily cases dropped on the following day to 513 cases and especially in the case of Leicester City, a new testing scheme involving DMU and a Lateral Flow test being available with students urged to get tested twice a week in order to go home, which may mean that more positive cases are being recorded.

This rise has seen Leicester in the last week go up to sixth in the highest new Coronavirus cases per towns and cities as per Centre for Cities with Hull being top with 752 per 100,000, Blackburn second with 577 per 100,00 but their cases after being top have gone slowly down. Huddersfield, Bradford and Stoke all follow.

CentreforCities statistics on cities with highest Coronavirus cases

But with the country waiting on potential future measures to be implemented from December 2, the end for Leicester is not in sight just yet.

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