Berkshire sees 92 new Covid cases as UK records highest single-day figure since March
Another 92 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Berkshire as the daily number of new infections in the county continued to rise.
The total – down from 77 yesterday – included double-digit increases in four areas.
Reading saw the largest increase, with 28 new cases. There were 19 in Wokingham and Slough, according to data released by Public Health England on Thursday (June 3).
Bracknell Forest reported 18 new positive tests, with four each in West Berkshire and in Windsor and Maidenhead.
Meanwhile, three areas in Berkshire County have seen an increase in weekly infection rates in numbers for the seven days through May 29 – the most recent available.
Slough was the only region to experience a drop in its infection rate.
Four areas – Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough and Wokingham – still have an infection rate higher than the UK average of 32.4 per 100,000 population.
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The government said a further 5,274 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases were recorded in the UK at 9 a.m. on Thursday, the highest single-day figure since March 26.
Another 18 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the UK total to 127,812.
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 29:
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: 7,243 cases (+18)
- Reading: 11,273 cases (+28)
- Slough: 15,833 cases (+19)
- West Berkshire: 6,582 cases (+4)
- Windsor and Maidenhead: 8,606 cases (+4)
- Wokingham: 8,492 (+19)
These are the latest data on the total number of deaths in NHS trusts in and around Berkshire as of Thursday, June 3 (these statistics are not released on weekends or holidays):
How many people have been vaccinated against Covid?
Half of adults in the UK have received both doses of a vaccine, according to new figures, and a day after the government announced that three-quarters of adults had received their first dose.
A total of 26,422,303 second doses have now been administered since the vaccination rollout began almost six months ago.
This is the equivalent of 50.2% of all people aged 18 and over.
In England 22,442,383 second doses were administered, equivalent to 50.7% of the adult population.