Places in Berkshire with cluster of Covid cases rise on the map
The number of Covid clusters in Berkshire has increased so that only one area remains off the map.
Just Arborfield & Garrison is the only area in Royal County with two or fewer cases.
The remaining 72 areas all had at least three cases in the seven days leading up to last Saturday – the most recent data provided.
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Arborfield & Garrison, which a week ago showed four cases on the government cluster map, has disappeared from the map.
Wokingham Road remains one of the worst affected areas, with 89 cases recorded in the week to July 3 – up 3 from the week before.
The City of Bracknell region now has 134 combined cases across its 15 zones: Wick Hill (22, up 1), Priestwood (15, up 8), Birch Hill & Hanworth East (19, up 4 ).
Owlsmoor & Broadmoor (9 by 7), Hanworth West, (12 by 10), Central Bracknell & Wildridings (12 by 3), Binfield & Popeswood (26 by 13).
Reading has also seen a significant increase in the number of cases over the past week. Kennet Island and Green Park have seen the number of cases drop from 7 to 29.
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In the Caversham area, including the town and surrounding villages, there are now 103 combined cases in its five cluster areas: Battle & Caversham Bridge (23 by 13), Lower Caversham, (24 by 18), Caversham Heights (18 by 15), Caversham Balmore Park (16 by 13).
Parts of Maidenhead have also seen an increase in cases over the past seven days. Maidenhead Highway has seen cases jump from 11 to 22 and Maidenhead East has seen a jump from five to 18 cases.
Bray Wick & Holyport reported 19 cases and Cookham & Waltham saw a 127.3% increase in cases from 14 to 25.
The picture is slightly different in Slough where there are more green areas on the mop.
Areas in green indicate case rates below 99 and areas in light green indicate case rates below 49.
Stoke Road and Wexham Road have seen a drop in the number of cases in the past 7 days, down from 8 cases.
Chalvey, Windsor Town & Eton and Cippenham Meadows have also seen the number of cases decline.
The map shows positive cases by “middle super exit area” – the name the government gives to the break-up of large towns and clusters of neighboring towns and villages, with clusters covering a larger area than others. .
The minimum population in each area is 5,000 and the average is 7,200.
Clusters are only displayed when there are three or more new cases reported at any one time.
Anywhere between zero and two cases appear blank in order to “protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure,” the accompanying information indicates.
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