Berkshire coronavirus death toll rises as nearly 100 new cases are recorded
Another person diagnosed with Covid-19 has died at a Berkshire hospital – as 91 more cases of the virus have been confirmed across the county.
This is the third day in a row that a coronavirus death has been recorded in Berkshire, with all three deaths having occurred at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Since the start of the pandemic, 505 people have died from the virus in the trust, while a total of 1,785 people have died in the county’s three NHS trusts.
Meanwhile, the total of new coronavirus cases in Berkshire continued to rise, with 91 cases – up from 82 yesterday – recorded in Saturday’s (June 12) official update from Public Health England.
The highest number was seen in Slough, where 25 new cases were found.
Reading was right behind, with 24 new cases, while there were 17 in Wokingham and ten in Windsor and Maidenhead.
Weekly rates of coronavirus infection also continue to rise in all parts of Berkshire.
Bracknell Forest has the highest seven-day sliding infection rate with 102 cases per 100,000 population, up from 98.7 yesterday. Wokingham is just behind at 95.8.
The national rate for the UK is now 61.1 for the same seven days until June 7.
The government said 12 more people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the UK total to 127,896.
As of 9 a.m. as of Friday, there had been an additional 7,738 laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK.
Here are the latest seven-day rolling coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 people for the week ending June 7:
This is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases for each region of Berkshire since the start of the pandemic, plus the change in the past 24 hours (in brackets):
- Bracknell Forest: 7,382 cases (+8)
- Reading: 11,470 cases (+24)
- Slough: 16,000 cases (+25)
- West Berkshire: 6,643 cases (+7)
- Windsor and Maidenhead: 8,663 cases (+10)
- Wokingham: 8,694 (+17)
Here is the latest data on the total number of deaths in NHS trusts in and around Berkshire:
How many people have been vaccinated against Covid?
A total of 59,460,783 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and June 11, according to data from NHS England, including the first and second doses, an increase of 428,780 the day before.
NHS England said 34,499,129 were first doses, an increase of 177,139 the day before, while 24,961,654 were a second dose, an increase of 251,641.