Pockets of Leicester where coronavirus infection rate is still more than four times national average

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Public health officials in Leicester have urged people to continue to follow coronavirus restrictions as latest figures show there are parts of the city where the infection rate is more than four times the national average.

Department of Health Social Care (DHSC) figures show the current seven day incidence rate of the virus in England is 23.4 cases per 100,000 people.

In Leicester the city-wide average is 51.7 cases per 100,000 people but there are four pockets in the east of the city where rates are still about 100 cases per 100,000 people in the week leading up to April 27.

They are:

Colchester Road neighbourhood - 139.9 cases per 100,000 people (11 infections in seven days)

Crown Hills neighbourhood - 139.9 cases per 100,000 people (14 infections in seven days)

Northfields neighbourhood - 106.2 cases per 100,000 people (nine infections in seven days)

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