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.
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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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.
Number of tests and positive results
Number of people in Leicester tested for Covid-19 (PCR tests only) in previous seven days and 7 day Covid-19 positivity (%).
Rate per 100,000 people by local area
Positive tests in the last seven days per 100,000 people 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. For areas with 0-2 weekly cases, we do not show exact counts or rates. This is to protect individuals' identities.
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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COVID-19 hospital admissions for Leicester residents to University Hospitals Leicester (UHL) by week.
Leicester hospital admissions by age group
This chart shows the rate of hospital admissions of city residents with COVID-19, per 100,000 people, broken down into age bands. It does not include residents of the county and other places who have been admitted to Leicester hospitals. You can see that over the course of the pandemic older populations are at an increased risk of hospital admission. For the working age and children this risk is much lower. You can also see the impact of the vaccination on hospital admissions for older people.
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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