Melton Mowbray has a higher coronavirus infection rate than Manchester, new figures have shown.
The BBC reports the borough’s 19 new cases in the week to 30 July saw its rate jump from 17.6 cases per 100,000 people to 37.2 – the eighth highest rate in the UK. Manchester’s rate for the same period was 34.3.
It comes after Greater Manchester became one of a number of areas in northern England to be subject to new lockdown measures.
The figures also showed the coronavirus infection rate is continuing to fall in Leicester and the borough of Oadby and Wigston – the last suburb outside of the city area to be released from the Leicester lockdown zone on Saturday.
In the city, the rate fell from 66.2 to 52.6, while Oadby and Wigston’s rate dropped to 12.3, down from 42.1 the previous week.