More than 100 new cases of Berkshire coronavirus reported in latest update
Another 109 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Berkshire, according to the latest official figures released by Public Health England today (Monday, June 21).
There have been 34 other positive Covid tests in Reading in the past 24 hours, including 18 in Windsor and Maidenhead and 17 in Wokingham.
The total number of new cases is up slightly from the 107 revealed in yesterday’s update.
The figures have been released on what was to be ‘Freedom Day’ in England, with all restrictions on coronaviruses easing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last week he had been delayed until at four weeks.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 infection rates have increased in four areas in the latest seven-day figures for the week ending June 16.
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The government said as of 9 a.m. on Monday there had been 10,633 more laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK.
As of Monday, five more people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, bringing the UK total to 127,981.
Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there have been 153,000 registered deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
No new Covid-related deaths have been recorded at hospitals in Berkshire today.
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Here are the latest seven-day rolling coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 people for the week ending June 16:
- Reading: 141.6 (instead of 130.4 )
Windsor and Maidenhead: 46.9 (instead of 48.2)
Mud: 62.2 (instead of 67.5)
Bracknell Forest: 77.5 (instead of 73.4)
Wokingham: 72.5 (instead of 69.5)
West Berkshire: 56.2 (instead of 48)
This is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases for each region of Berkshire since the start of the pandemic, plus the change in the past 24 hours (in brackets):
- Reading: 11,754 cases (+34)
Windsor and Maidenhead: 8,774 cases (+18)
Slough: 16,128 cases (+15)
Bracknell Forest: 7,499 cases (+9)
Wokingham: 8,856 (+17)
- West Berkshire: 6,765 cases (+16)
Here is the latest data on the total number of deaths in NHS trusts in and around Berkshire:
Meanwhile, data is expected in the coming weeks on whether the Covid-19 vaccine mix could offer the model for a fall booster vaccination campaign, the health secretary said.
Matt Hancock said that although the second doses of the current vaccines offered very strong protection, “there is still more protection than we think you can get with a booster shot.”
He said it was necessary to ‘achieve the right logistics’ for any future vaccination campaign after GPs and NHS leaders expressed concern over how it would be staffed.
Seven vaccines are currently being tested in the Cov-Boost trial to see which one could be used in an upcoming fall vaccination program.
Experts believe the seven vaccines will boost immunity, and lab studies are verifying their response to variants circulating in the UK, including those first identified in India, Kent and South Africa.