Berkshire Covid at latest with 42 new cases reported, but weekly infection rates drop in four areas
Another 42 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Berkshire – but infection rates have fallen in four areas of the county.
Reading has seen the biggest increase in infections in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics from Public Health England as of Tuesday, May 25.
There have been 13 new cases in the city, plus 11 in Slough, nine in Wokingham and three in West Berkshire, Bracknell Forest and Windsor and Maidenhead.
Meanwhile, the latest weekly data available on the infection rate through May 20 shows declines in four regions – Bracknell Forest, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead.
The government said 15 more people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 127,739.
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 Tuesday there had been 2,493 more laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK.
This brings the total to 4,467,310.
Here are the latest seven-day coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 people for the week ending May 20:
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: 7,127 cases (+3)
- Reading: 11,091 cases (+13)
- Slough: 15,700 cases (+11)
- West Berkshire: 6,531 cases (+3)
- Windsor and Maidenhead: 8,575 cases (+3)
- Wokingham: 8,352 (+9)
Here is the latest data on the total number of deaths in NHS trusts in and around Berkshire as of Monday, May 24:
How many people have received a Covid vaccine?
Government data up to May 24 shows that of the 61,420,928 jabs administered in the UK so far, 38,192,417 were first doses – an increase of 122,379 the day before.
Some 23,228,511 were second doses, an increase of 332,955.