Berkshire Covid at latest with two deaths and over 300 new cases reported in 24 hours
Two new deaths linked to Covid-19 and 331 more cases of coronavirus have been reported in Berkshire in the past 24 hours.
According to Public Health England, 1,459 people in Berkshire have died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.
The latest deaths were recorded in Slough and Bracknell Forest.
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Seven-day infection rate data, based on infections up to September 5, shows Bracknell Forest is again the only area with a week-over-week decrease.
The largest single-day increase in Berkshire over the past day came in Reading, where 68 more cases of the coronavirus were identified as of 9 a.m. today (Friday 10 September).
The second largest was in Windsor and Maidenhead which recorded 59 while Slough saw another 58 positive coronavirus test results.
In Wokingham there were 56 new cases while West Berkshire saw 44. In Bracknell Forest there were 46 new cases.
The government said 147 more people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the UK total to 133,988.
Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there have now been 158,000 recorded deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
As of 9 a.m. as of Friday, there had been 37,622 more laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK, the government said.
Here are the latest rolling seven-day coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 people in Berkshire for the week ending September 5:
Bracknell Forest: 325.4 (was 327.8)
West Berkshire: 486.5 (instead of 473.9)
Reading: 412.9 (instead of 392.3)
Swamp: 312.9 (instead of 306.9)
- Windsor and Maidenhead: 415.1 (instead of 401.3)
Wokingham: 411 (instead of 399.6)
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):
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