Hundreds more coronavirus cases detected across Leicester and Leicestershire in past 24 hours – Leicestershire Live

A further 355 coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the city and county today.

In Leicester there were 161 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

Charnwood has the next highest rise, with 51 logged.

At the other end of the scale, Melton borough had a single figure rise of just eight new infections.

Elsewhere Blaby district had 30 new cases, Harborough 22, Hinckley and Bosworth 28, North West Leicestershire 27, and there were 28 new cases in Oadby and Wigston borough.

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: 31,388

  • Blaby: 6,089

  • Charnwood: 10,636

  • Harborough: 4,400

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 5,177

  • Melton: 2,271

  • North West Leicestershire: 4,904

  • Oadby and Wigston: 4,446

In other coronavirus news, a boyfriend who drove 200 miles to pick up his girlfriend is among the latest to have been fined by police for breaking the lockdown rules.

Officers fined the pair £200 each after they caught them kissing in a car at Staunton Harold Reservoir near Ashby.

The Peugeot driver made the 200-mile round trip down from Lancashire to pick up his girlfriend from Leicestershire and then drive to the Derbyshire beauty spot.

Meanwhile, Leicestershire Police are also getting more active in handing out fines, giving out 889 between January 1 and February 2, which was more than the 840 handed out in the whole of 2020.

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

  • Leicester: 359 cases per 100,000

  • Blaby: 237 cases per 100,000

  • Charnwood: 206 cases per 100,000

  • Harborough: 196 cases per 100,000

  • Hinckley and Bosworth: 231 cases per 100,000

  • Melton: 180 cases per 100,000

  • North West Leicestershire: 224 cases per 100,000

  • Oadby and Wigston: 288 cases per 100,000

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