Berkshire records 400 more coronavirus cases as another person dies from virus
Another person has died after catching Covid-19 in Berkshire, official figures show.
The death took place in Bracknell Forest, where there are now 167 deaths from the coronavirus.
That means a total of 1,439 coronavirus-related deaths in the county during the pandemic.
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Official statistics, reported by Public Health England today (August 22), also show that there have been 400 new cases of the coronavirus found in the county in the past 24 hours.
The highest number was found in Wokingham, where 81 people have tested positive for Covid-19. It was followed by Reading, where 74 positive tests were returned.
Bracknell Forest recorded the fewest number of new cases, with 48.
The government said 49 more people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the UK total to 131,640.
Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there have been 156,000 registered deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
As of 9 a.m. on Sunday, there had been 32,253 more laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK, the government said.
Government data up to August 21 shows that of the 89,331,700 Covid injections administered in the UK, 47,643,064 were first doses, an increase of 69,270 the day before.
Some 41,688,636 were second doses, an increase of 192,060.
Here are the latest rolling seven-day coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 people in Berkshire for the week ending August 17:
Bracknell Forest: 290.7 (vs. 298.8)
West Berkshire: 284 (instead of 260.6)
Reading: 323.1 (compared to 334.9)
Slough: 293.5 (up from 307.5)
- Windsor and Maidenhead: 308.1 (up from 308.7)
Wokingham: 308.1 (instead of 294.9)
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):
- Reading: 15,933 (+74)
Windsor and Maidenhead: 12,152 (+64)
Swamp: 19,016 (+69)
Bracknell Forest: 10,610 (+167)
Wokingham: 12,548 (+81)
- West Berkshire: 9,869 (+64)