The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Bracknell Forest jumped by 58 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 821 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (October 26) in Bracknell Forest, up from 763 the same time on Friday.

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The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in Bracknell Forest now stands at 670 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the national rate of 1,346.9 (since the pandemic began.)

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 63,692 over the period to 894,690.

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Bracknell Forest's cases were among the 67,579 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 4,239 over the period.

In the seven days up to Monday, October 26, Bracknell Forest recorded an infection rate of 93 per 100,000 people, according to public health figures. 

Across the UK, the infection rate per 100,000 people is 209.4. 

Across the South East, the rate per 100,000 people is 89.9.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.