Berkshire Covid Figures – May 31
More than 40 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Berkshire in the past 24 hours.
Public Health England has recorded 44 new laboratory-confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, in areas such as Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.
These figures are correct as of Sunday, May 30, 2021. This brings the total number of cases in Berkshire to 57,713.
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The local distribution of the last 24 hours as follows:
- Reading – 20 cases, 11,191 in total
- Bracknell Forest – 13 cases, 7,178 in total
- Wokingham – 9 cases, 8,424 in total
- West Berkshire – 0 cases, 6,562 in total
- Slough – 10 cases, 15,775 in total
- Windsor and Maidenhead – 2 cases, 8,593 in total
There are now 4,484,056 people across the UK who have tested positive for the virus – a daily increase of 3,240.
The latest seven-day rate per 100,000 people locally is as follows:
- Reading – 56.2
- Bracknell Forest – 14.7
- Wokingham – 31.6
- West Berkshire – 30.3
- Swamp – 49.5
- Windsor and Maidenhead – 15.8
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In today’s national Covid news:
The UK’s vaccination program offers a “false sense of security” amid a growing third wave of infections, according to government advisers who have called for postponing next month’s unlock.
Professor Ravi Gupta, a member of the Advisory Group on New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats (Nervtag), said with the UK in the throes of a third wave of Covid-19 infections, ministers should consider push back their goal of scrapping all Covid measures on June 21 “by a few weeks.”
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The Cambridge University scholar said there had been an “exponential growth” in the number of cases, fueled by the more transmissible Indian variant, but that the “explosive” impact it could have currently was. masked by the high vaccination rate.
More than 39 million people received a first shot and an additional 25.3 million received both doses.