Coronavirus Berkshire: Over 1,000 cases reported this weekend
More than 1,000 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Berkshire over the weekend.
According to the latest figures recorded yesterday (Sunday February 6), a total of 1,128 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Berkshire.
Reading recorded the highest number of cases on Sunday, with 239 people testing positive.
Figures are also high in the neighboring borough of Wokingham, where 218 new cases have been recorded.
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For the whole weekend, 367 cases were reported in Reading and 335 in Wokingham.
Wokingham saw its highest number of cases in a single day last month, with 690 cases recorded on January 4.
Meanwhile, more than 100 cases were also recorded in all other areas of Berkshire last Sunday.
You can see the number of new covid-19 cases recorded in your area on this interactive map:
The area with the lowest number of new cases was Bracknell Forest, which reported 136 cases on Sunday and 206 over the weekend as a whole.
Earlier that week councilors sounded the alarm over the number of covid-19 cases recorded in area schools, with councilor Dr Gareth Barnard (conservative, Warfield Harvest Ride) expressing relief to have been triple shot after falling ill with the coronavirus in January. .
According to the latest data from the third week of 2022 (January 15-21), a total of 10 people died in Berkshire within 28 days of testing positive for covid-19.
This brings the total number of people who have died after catching the virus in Berkshire to 2,012.
Figures in this article are taken from Public Health for Berkshire Covid-19.
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It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Tory, Uxbridge and South Ruislip) faces mounting pressure over claims he attended parties in breach of coronavirus restrictions his own government imposed in 2020.
As of Saturday February 5, 15 Tory MPs had written letters of no confidence in Mr Johnson, but none of the six Berkshire Tory MPs were among them.
At least 54 Tory MPs must sign letters of no confidence to trigger a vote among party MPs.
Should Mr Johnson lose that vote, a Tory leadership race would ensue over who becomes Prime Minister.
However, if it survives the vote, another challenge cannot be launched for another year.