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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. These charts help us understand the impact COVID-19 is having in Leicester. The latest numbers of positive tests, hospital admissions and deaths are shown below.

Positive tests in the last 28 days

COVID-19 daily positive tests for Leicester residents over the last 28 days.

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Data for the most recent five days is likely to increase as test results are confirmed.
 

Rate per 100,000 people

Leicester’s seven day rate of COVID-19 positive tests per 100,000 people compared with the national rate (England).

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Data for the most recent days is incomplete and subject to change.

Positive tests: weekly

The first laboratory-confirmed positive test of COVID-19 in Leicester was on 11 March. The number of weekly positive tests in Leicester is shown below.

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Positive tests by area

Positive tests in the last week by Leicester neighbourhood areas. There are 37 Leicester statistical neighbourhoods (known as Middle Super Output Areas). These areas have an average population of 8,500 people and range from 6,500 to 15,000 people.

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Number of positive tests in the last week
  • 0-20
  • 21-40
  • 41-60
  • 61-80
  • 81-100
  • 101-120
  • 121-140
  • 141-160

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Positive tests in different age groups

Weekly rate of COVID-19 positive tests per 100,000 people in broad age bands: 0 to 17 year olds, 18 to 21 year olds, 22 to 59 year olds, and 60+.

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Hospital admissions

COVID-19 hospital admissions for Leicester residents to University Hospitals Leicester (UHL) by week.

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Figures for the last week are likely to change as data is refreshed.
 

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.

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