Five new Covid “hot spots” identified in Windsor and Maidenhead
Windsor and Maidenhead have five coronavirus ‘hot spots’ where case rates are over 300 per 100,000 people.
According to a map published on the government website, Maidenhead Highway recorded the highest sliding infection rate in the seven days to July 6 with 26 cases, a sliding rate of 265.7.
It reported a 73.3% increase in cases from the previous week after seeing a jump of 11 new infections.
Furze Platt has the second highest rate at 231.8 with 15 cases in total.
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The region reported 15 new cases in the week to July 6, an increase of 66.7 from the previous seven days.
The map uses data from Public Health England to show potential ‘hot spots’ of the virus in the country.
It is divided into Super Medium Exit Areas (MSOA), which are areas with an average population of 7,200 inhabitants.
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The map color-codes MSOAs based on their seven-day turnover rate, with areas placed within the boundaries of 0-10, 11-50, 51-100, 101-200, 201-400, 400-799 and 800 more.
Places with a high MSOA rate appear on the map in purple (400-799) or dark purple (800 and above).
A number of other areas in the metropolitan area are seeing an increase in the number of cases and have rates between 200 and 399.
These areas are:
Furze Platt – 15 (231.8)
Pinkney’s Green & Furze Platt Road – 12 (214.1)
Maidenhead Highway – 26 (265.7)
Cookham and Waltham – 28 (244.5)
Bray Wick & Holyport – 16 (208.6)