Berkshire Covid at latest with 26 new cases recorded, infection rate rising in three areas
Another 26 cases of the coronavirus have been recorded in Berkshire – while three regions have seen their infection rates rise.
Reading has seen the biggest increase in infections in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics from Public Health England from Sunday 23 May.
There have been 12 new cases in the town, plus seven in Slough, three in Wokingham and two in both Bracknell Forest and West Berkshire.
There have been no new cases in Windsor and Maidenhead as of today’s update.
Meanwhile, the latest weekly data available on the infection rate through May 18 shows increases in Reading, Slough and Wokingham.
There has been no change in West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead.
The government said five more people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the UK total to 127,721.
As of 9 a.m. as of Sunday, there had been 2,235 more laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK.
This brings the total to 4,462,538.
Here are the latest seven-day coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 people for the week ending May 18:
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: 7,121 cases (+2)
- Reading: 11,061 cases (+12)
- Slough: 15,675 cases (+7)
- West Berkshire: 6,518 cases (+2)
- Windsor and Maidenhead: 8,569 cases (-)
- Wokingham: 8,341 (+3)
Here is the latest data on the total number of deaths in NHS trusts in and around Berkshire as of Friday, May 21 (this data is not released on weekends):
How many people have received a Covid vaccine?
Government data up to May 22 shows that of the 60,587,098 jabs administered in the UK so far, 37,943,681 were first doses – an increase of 205,410 the day before.
Some 22,643,417 were second doses, an increase of 556,951.