1,636 cases confirmed in a fortnight The latest data also shows that higher infection rates are now being seen in young people aged 16 to 24.

Data relating to the fortnight of September 27 to October 10, shows that there were 1,636 cases confirmed. The vast majority – 1,570 – were via community testing sites.

A breakdown of the numbers shows that 20 Medium Super Output Areas (areas with an average population of 7,000 residents used as a measure to track cases) in the county had more than 20 new cases confirmed.

They were:

  • Loughborough – University – 120
  • Oadby North & East – 100
  • Loughborough Storer & Queen’s Park – 82
  • Oadby South & West – 43
  • Thurcaston,Woodhouse & Bradgate – 40
  • Bottesford, Harby & Croxton Kerrial – 34
  • Narborough – 30
  • Kibworth & Great Glen – 30
  • Loughborough – Outwoods – 29
  • Enderby & GlenParva – 27
  • Loughborough Lemyngton & Hastings – 27
  • Kegworth & Belton – 26
  • Glenfield – 25
  • Fleckney, Kilworth & Foxton – 25
  • Mountsorrel & Rothley – 24
  • Hinckley Central – 24
  • Market Harborough South & Little Bowden – 23
  • Houghton,Thurnby & Scraptoft – 22
  • Loughborough – Shelthorpe & Woodthorpe – 21
  • Countesthorpe & Kilby – 21

The latest data also shows that higher infection rates are now being seen in young people aged 16 to 24.

Mike Sandys told LeicestershireLive that preventing the number of over 60s catching the virus would be crucial in protecting the local NHS and preventing local alert levels changing.

Seven-day rates, another thing looked at the government when allocating alert levels, continue to rise across the county.

Both Charnwood and Oadby and Wigston have a seven-day rate higher than the England average of 150.1 cases per 100,000 people.

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