Areas of Berkshire with a higher Covid rate than the national average
Most areas of Berkshire have a higher Covid rate than the national average, government data shows.
The national average Covid rate is currently 439.7 per 100,000 population, but in five boroughs in Berkshire the figure is higher.
Covid cases have increased exponentially since restrictions began to ease in May and June, and recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that while hospital admissions have declined , infections are on the rise in the last week for which he has data. (November 27).
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In Berkshire, all but one borough have a higher Covid rate than the national average in the week to November 28.
The only borough in Berkshire that does not have a Covid rate above the national average is Slough, which has a rate of 406.5 people per 100,000.
Covid rates are calculated based on the number of area residents who have had the virus in the past seven days.
Using population size means that larger and smaller areas can be compared to each other.
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Regions of Berkshire that have a Covid rate above the national average
Bracknell Forest: 505.8
Windsor and Maidenhead: 590.3
West Berkshire: 542.7
Number of cases in each arrondissement (in the seven days preceding November 28)
Bracknell Forest: 628
Windsor and Maidenhead: 893
West Berkshire: 860
To alleviate the number of people spreading Covid, including the new Omicron variant, the government recently announced a rule change.
UK travel rules for leaving and entering the country were changed last week and the government also announced that face coverings will be mandatory when entering indoor public spaces.
These are “temporary measures” to be reviewed in three weeks.
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