Berkshire Covid at the latest as 108 new cases are reported and UK again records highest single-day figure since March
More than 100 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Berkshire as the daily number of new infections in the county continued to rise.
The total of 108 – up from 92 yesterday – included double-digit increases in five areas.
Wokingham saw the biggest increase, with 34 new cases. There were 31 in Reading and 20 in Bracknell Forest, plus 12 in Slough, 10 in West Berkshire and one in Windsor and Maidenhead.
Meanwhile, four parts of Berkshire have seen an increase in weekly infection rates in numbers for the seven days through May 30 – the most recent available.
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The government said another 6,238 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases were recorded in the UK at 9 a.m. on Friday, the highest single-day figure since March 25.
The government said 11 more people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the UK total to 127,823.
Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there have now been 153,000 recorded deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
Here are the latest seven-day rolling coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 people for the week ending May 30:
This is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases for each region of Berkshire since the start of the pandemic, plus changes over the past 24 hours (in brackets):
- Bracknell Forest: 7,263 cases (+20)
- Reading: 11,304 cases (+31)
- Slough: 15,845 cases (+12)
- West Berkshire: 6,592 cases (+10)
- Windsor and Maidenhead: 8,607 cases (+1)
- Wokingham: 8,526 (+34)
These are the latest data on the total number of deaths in NHS trusts in and around Berkshire as of Friday, June 4:
How many people have been vaccinated against Covid?
Government data up to June 3 shows that of the 66,749,638 injections given in the UK so far, 39,949,694 were first doses – an increase of 191,266 the day before.
Some 26,799,944 were second doses, an increase of 377,641.