AS the borough enters its second week of the third national lockdown, we have rounded up the latest case numbers to show the worst affected areas in Bracknell Forest.

Once a spread of different colours, the Government's Covid-19 map now shows almost the whole of Berkshire as a sea of purple, indicating that the rolling rate for each postcode is above 400, with most postcode areas around the 650 mark.

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The most severe locations are represented in the map in a darker purple, which show places with a rate of above 800 per 100,000 people.

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The map's latest figures show the seven-day rolling rate up to January 7.

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These are the five areas in the borough which are currently shown as a dark purple, severely high-case location:

Central Bracknell & Wildridings

Total: 11 cases during the week

Difference: Increase of 11 from previous week

Rate: 978.7

Crown Wood

Total: 57 cases during the week

Difference: Increase of 7 from previous week

Rate: 875.2

Owlsmoor & Broadmoor

Total: 57 cases

Difference: Down 3 from previous week

Rate: 843.4


Total: 58 cases

Difference: Up by 18 from previous week

Rate: 856.1

College Town

Total: 68 cases

Difference: Increase of nine from previous week

Rate: 905.5

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The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Bracknell Forest increased by 51 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 5,106 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (January 12) in Bracknell Forest, up from 5,055 the same time on Monday.

The rate of infection in Bracknell Forest now stands at 4,167 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 4,881.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 45,533 over the period to 3,164,051.

Bracknell Forest's cases were among the 386,605 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 6,962 over the period.

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