Berkshire covid figures as infection rates drop across the board
Coronavirus infection rates in Berkshire are starting to decline across the board after peaking last month.
The peak saw two regions – West Berkshire and Wokingham – register their daily cases and highest infection rates on record.
The rate is used to assess the extent of the spread of Covid-19.
The infection rate is the number of people who test positive per 100,000 population, the latest rates below were recorded on Saturday, October 30.
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It is understood that the increase in cases in West Berkshire and Wokingham was due to a laboratory, used to verify tests, recording ‘false negative’ results obtained at the Newbury Showground and Mereoak Park & test sites. Wrinkled.
When people retested, their tests came back positive.
Last month, the executive member of the Wokingham Borough Council for Health blamed the rise on false negatives.
Councilor Charles Margetts (Conservative, Finchampstead North) said: “A proportion of residents have not isolated themselves when they are infectious because they were mistakenly told their Covid test was negative, which contributed to an increase in transmission within the borough. ”
At the time, he urged people to retest and self-isolate if necessary.
But infection rates are now starting to drop, as this flourishing chart shows:
West Berkshire had its worst month during the pandemic in October, with the infection rate reaching 908.1 on October 18.
The rate has since fallen to 517.5 on October 30.
On October 15, Wokingham and West Berkshire recorded their highest number of new cases of covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
West Berkshire recorded 253 positive cases and Wokingham recorded 217 cases that day.
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Last month there was a day where each area recorded over 100 new cases, on October 27.
It has since dropped. In the most recent figures recorded yesterday (November 4), all regions recorded less than 100 cases.
You can see the daily number of recorded Covid-19 cases from highest to lowest below:
Wokingham – 92
West Berkshire – 87
Bracknell Forest – 87
Slough – 84
Windsor and Maidenhead – 75
Reading – 62
Total number of cases
There have been 117,440 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Berkshire since the start of the pandemic, based on figures through November 3.
Slough – 24,637
Reading – 22,300
Wokingham – 20 130
Windsor and Maidenhead – 18,623
West Berkshire – 16,574
Bracknell Forest – 15 176