All regions of Berkshire except one see coronavirus infection rate on the rise
Coronavirus infection rates have risen in all but one part of Berkshire, according to the latest figures available on Saturday 29 May.
Official data shows an additional 84 cases of the coronavirus were reported overnight, with double-digit increases in four of six areas.
Reading has seen the biggest increase in infections in the past 24 hours, peaking at 26 new cases according to the latest statistics from Public Health England.
There have been 20 cases in Wokingham, 18 in Slough, 11 in Bracknell Forest, 5 in West Berkshire and 4 in Windsor and Maidenhead.
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The latest weekly data available on the infection rate through May 24 shows increases in five of the six regions – only West Berkshire’s rate has fallen.
The government said seven more people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the UK total to 127,775.
Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there are now 153,000 registered deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
The government also said as of 9 a.m. on Saturday there had been 3,398 more laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK.
This brings the total to 4,480,945.
Here are the latest seven-day coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 people for the week ending May 22:
Here is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases for each region of Berkshire since the start of the pandemic, plus the change over the past 24 hours (in brackets):
- Bracknell Forest: 7,165 cases (+11)
- Reading: 11,171 cases (+26)
- Slough: 15,765 cases (+18)
- West Berkshire: 6,562 cases (+5)
- Windsor and Maidenhead: 8,591 cases (+4)
- Wokingham: 8,395 (+20)
Here is the latest data on the total number of deaths in NHS trusts in and around Berkshire as of Saturday, May 29:
How many people have received a Covid vaccine?
Government data up to May 28 shows that of the 63,960,762 jabs administered in the UK so far, 39,068,346 were first doses – an increase of 197,146 the day before.
Some 24,892,416 were second doses, an increase of 414,364.