The latest data from Public Health England reveals there were 8,248 confirmed coronavirus cases in Leicester as at 14 October.
The number of confirmed positive cases has been steadily falling during July and August, however there has been a significant increase in September. This has seen the level of new infections in the city getting close to the June lockdown level.
The city has conducted an average of 666 Covid-19 tests a day, with the percentage of daily positive tests steadily increasing to 16% as at 2 October.
Over the last two weeks, there have been 884 confirmed COVID-19 positive tests across the city. The top tens areas of the city with most infections are:
- Spinney Hill – 64
- Stoneygate – 63
- Latimer South – 45
- Clarendon Park – 43
- Northfields – 39
- Charnwood – 38
- Hamilton – 33
- Rushey Field – 33
- Evington – 31
- St Saviour’s 31
A total of 880 Leicester residents have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19 up to 2 October. The number of weekly admissions has also fallen during July and August, with a slight increase seen in September.
The total number of deaths in Leicester as at 25 September 2020 is 2,141. Out of these, the number of COVID-19 deaths in the city is 333.
Leicester has been placed in the second tier (‘high’) of a new three tier system of local lockdowns announced by the government this week. The borough of Oadby & Wigston has also been included in this tier, while the rest of Leicestershire placed in the first tier (‘Medium). For full details of restrictions that apply to these tiers, please click here.