Covid rally in Berkshire – Saturday July 17th
MORE than 650 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Berkshire in the past 24 hours.
Public Health England has recorded 660 new laboratory-confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, in areas such as Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.
Those numbers, correct as of Saturday, July 17 at 4 p.m., bring the latest total for the county to 66,601.
The local breakdown of the last 24 hours is as follows:
Bracknell Forest – 148 cases, 8,711 in total
Wokingham – 128 cases, 10,025 in total
Reading – 81 cases, 13,267 in total
West Berkshire – 112 cases, 7,708 in total
Windsor and Maidenhead – 114 cases, 9,917 in total
Slough – 77 cases, 16,973 in total
A total of 5,386,340 people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19.
The latest seven-day rate per 100,000 people locally is as follows:
Bracknell Forest – 328
Wokingham – 211.5
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Reading – 257.1
West Berkshire – 199.4
Slough – 161.8
Windsor and Maidenhead – 231.8
In today’s national Covid news:
Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed he tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday morning and was showing “mild” symptoms.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who received both shots of a vaccine, said he was awaiting a confirmatory PCR test after initially testing positive for Covid-19 but showing “mild symptoms “.
In a video on his Twitter account, he said: “I felt a little stunned last night so I did a lateral flow test this morning and it turned out positive so I am isolating myself now at the home with my family until I get the results of a PCR test.
“I am grateful to have had two shots of the vaccine and so far my symptoms are very mild.”
In his video, Mr Javid urged anyone who has not been vaccinated against Covid-19 to come forward to receive a jab.
He said: “I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in our national vaccine deployment program, truly the best of its kind anywhere in the world.
“If you haven’t had your jabs yet, please go ahead and get them as soon as you can, and if like me, you might be feeling a little groggy or you think you might be. come in contact with someone who is positive, please also perform a side flow test.
“If everyone plays their part, you are not only protecting yourself and your loved ones, but you are also protecting the NHS and helping to preserve our way of life. ”