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Coronavirus in Leicester (ALPHA Test site)

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Coronavirus data for Leicester

Understanding the rates of COVID-19 infection across the city is essential for us to act quickly to manage any local outbreaks. To show a full and accurate picture, case data is analysed mid-week to allow for any time lags in laboratory confirmed cases.

Covid 19 daily positive tests in the last 28 days

COVID-19 daily positive tests have been increasing in Leicester over the last 28 days. Data for the latest few days is likely to increase has tests are confirmed.

7 day Covid-19 positive tests per 100,000 population

Leicester’s seven day rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population has been higher than the England rate since early May. Leicester’s rate is increasing faster than the national rate and has now surpassed 500 per 100,000 population.

Covid-19 positive tests for Leicester residents by week

The first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in Leicester was on 11 March. There have been 14916 confirmed cases in the city to 13th November. Positive tests have continued to increase and have far exceeded our weekly peak in June. 

Covid-19 number and rate in the last 14 by area

Deaths from Coronavirus and other causes

COVID-19 and other deaths by week in 2020 are shown alongside the average weekly deaths in Leicester for the years 2015-19. Excess mortality can be seen in a number of weeks below.