There are small signs that the spike in Covid cases is easing in Bracknell Forest.

In areas across the borough the rate of increase in reported cases has levelled off, a trend seen in the last seven days.

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The worst-affected place in the areas remains Central Bracknell & Wildridings where there has been 111 new cases, up 22 week on week, an increase of 24.7 per cent, with a rolling number of 978.7.

New cases of the contagious new strain are slowing in the hotspot of Binfield & Popeswood, according to Government figures released this afternoon.

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In the seven days to January 5, the latest available, 59 cases were reported, down 28 on the previous seven days, a decrease of 32.2 per cent. The rolling number per 100,000 people is down to 572.5, now just above the UK average for the first time this year.

Another area that had seen sharp rises was Priestwood. In the seven days to January 5, there have been 37 cases, down by 8 or 17.8 per cent. The rolling rate for this area is now 548.2, just under the UK average.

Winkfield & Cranbourne has also reported a lower rolling rate than last week, with 28 cases, a decrease of 1 from the previous seven days.

The rolling rate is 477.7 which is well below national average.

Just outside of Bracknell is Crowthorne South, which has reported a lower level of coronavirus cases.

In the last seven days, there were 37 cases, down 19 cases which is a decrease of 33.9%.