Berkshire Covid death toll rises as nearly 350 new cases reported in one day
Another person has died after testing positive for the coronavirus in Berkshire – as nearly 350 more cases have been recorded in the county.
Figures from Public Health England released on Saturday evening (October 2) showed the new death was in West Berkshire.
Meanwhile, there were 349 more positive tests for the virus in the last 24-hour recording period, with Wokingham having the largest increase (90).
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Today’s update also revealed that there were 84 additional cases in Reading, 67 in Windsor and Maidenhead, 47 in Bracknell Forest and 45 in Slough.
West Berkshire recorded the fewest number of new cases, with 16.
Across the country, 121 more people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the UK total to 136,910.
Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there have been 161,000 registered deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
At 9 a.m. on Saturday, there had been 30,301 other laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK.
Here are the latest rolling seven-day coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 people in Berkshire for the week ending September 27:
Reading: 321.2 (was 320.6)
Windsor and Maidenhead: 366.9 (vs. 374.2)
Slough: 322.9 (was 298.2)
Bracknell Forest: 333.4 (was 318.9)
Wokingham: 313.9 (vs. 312.2)
West Berkshire: 253.1 (up from 260)
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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