Fears of a local lockdown for Oadby and Wigston after coronavirus rates rocket to second highest in country

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Coronavirus rates have ‘rocketed’ in Oadby and Wigston sparking concerns another local lockdown might be needed.

The borough, which neighbours the city and was in local lockdown alongside Leicester for a spell, now has the second-highest seven-day infection rate in the country.

At 115 cases per 100,000 people, only Bolton has a higher rate and Oadby and Wigston is the only area in the top ten where no extra restrictions currently apply.

The national seven-day rate is 32.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Director of public health at Leicestershire County Council, Mike Sandys, said this afternoon that further restrictions could not be ruled out and that it would be ‘churlish’ of him not to expect a

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