Latest Covid figures in Bracknell amid new Indian variants
Coronavirus cases continue to be recorded in Bracknell and Wokingham as concern over an Indian variant of the virus increases.
India has become one of the worst-affected countries in the world, with 343,144 new cases recorded on Wednesday, May 13, according to official figures.
Coronavirus cases across the UK have increased by 1,768, to a total of 16,079 in the past seven days, according to the latest data.
If this trend continues, there are fears that the government’s four-step roadmap to get out of lockdown may need to be reassessed.
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We are currently in phase two, with the last lifting of restrictions occurring on Monday April 12. This allowed non-essential stores to open and outdoor venues such as pub gardens to open.
The government says it is on track for the third stage on Monday, May 17, which will involve the reopening of indoor venues with the application of the rule of six. It is hoped that the fourth stage, which involves the complete end of the lockdown, will be completed on Monday, June 21.
Government data breaks down new cases into hyperlocal areas known as Mid-Layer Super Production Areas (MSOA), which can be seen on an interactive map.
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The colors of the map in areas that have recorded at least three cases of coronavirus in the past seven days. Areas that have less than three are colored white.
There are only four hyperlocal areas in Bracknell and Wokingham that have three or more coronavirus cases, in the seven days leading up to Saturday May 8, the latest figures available.
Here are the areas with three or more coronavirus cases in the seven days through Saturday May 8, with the number in parentheses showing the change from the previous week (Saturday May 1):
Central Bracknell & Wildridings – 4 (up to two)
Sandhurst – 3
Borough of Wokingham
Finchampstead – 3 (up to one)
Earley – 3 (plus one)
Total number of cases per district in seven days until Saturday, May 8
Reading – 32 (down from nine)
West Berkshire – 36 (vs. six)
Wokingham – 25 (down from three)
Bracknell Forest – 17 (down from seven)
Windsor and Maidenhead – 33 (plus one)
Slough – 35 (down from 41)