MORE than 180 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Berkshire in the past 24 hours, according to latest figures.

Public Health England has recorded 185 lab-confirmed cases in the past 24 hours in areas including Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.


These figures, correct as of 4.01pm on Tuesday, December 1, bring the county's lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 tests total to 14,341, according to Public Health England.

The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

Reading - 39 cases, 2,732 total

West Berkshire - 13 cases, 1,678 total

Bracknell - 14 cases, 1,458 total

Wokingham - 23 cases, 2,143 total

Slough - 70 cases, 3,919 total

Windsor & Maidenhead - 26 cases, 2,411 total

The latest 7-day rate per 100,000 people locally are as follows:

Reading - 139.1 per 100,000 people

West Berkshire - 58.1 per 100,000 people

Bracknell - 71.8 per 100,000 people

Wokingham - 99.3 per 100,000 people

Slough - 296.9 per 100,000 people

Windsor & Maidenhead - 102.4 per 100,000 people

There have now been 1,643,086 cases of Covid-19 across the UK – as of Tuesday, December 1 at 4.01pm.

The total number of deaths - those with Covid-19 listed on the death certificate - across the UK has now reached 69,752.

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In today's national coronavirus news:

Boris Johnson promised £1,000 to pubs forced to remain closed under England's new coronavirus restrictions as he sought to ward off a damaging Tory revolt over the plans.

The new arrangements will come into force on Wednesday, putting 99% of England in the toughest Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions, with the Commons almost certain to back the plans despite a Conservative rebellion.

But Mr Johnson's announcement of a one-off payment for "wet" pubs which do not offer food was branded "derisory" by the trade at a time when landlords should be enjoying a festive boost to their takings.

And senior Tories lined up in the Commons to say they would not be supporting the measures replacing England's national lockdown.

Pubs in Tier 2 areas - covering 57% of England's population - can only serve alcohol with a "substantial meal" and are also covered by rules restricting households mixing indoors, severely harming trade.

In Tier 3, pubs and restaurants can only offer takeaway and delivery services.