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Live updates as FIVE coronavirus cases confirmed for Bracknell and Wokingham


Coronavirus: Five patients test positive in Bracknell and Wokingham

By Isabella Perrin

Last updated:

    What we know so far:
  • - A Bracknell Forest resident who returned from Italy is the first confirmed coronavirus case in the town
  • - There are now two confirmed cases in Bracknell and three in the Wokingham Borough
  • - One elderly patient has died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading after testing positive for Covid-19
  • - This is the first UK coronavirus related death
  • - Public Health is working to trace anyone that may have been in contact with these patients
  • A little explanation of why we’re running a live blog:
  • This is not intended to sensationalise information; but to get continually changing information to our readers in the fastest and most accurate way possible.
  • The Government’s medical experts are warning “many thousands of people” will contract coronavirus. This is not information intended to scare people, but is the reality of what the UK is facing.
  • An unprecedented situation such as this is bound to cause alarm, we understand that. But local updates on an escalating global situation is responsible journalism.