More than 52,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Berkshire since the start of the pandemic.

Public Health England has recorded 112 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 4pm on Thursday, February 18, bring the county's lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 tests total to 52,737.

The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

Bracknell Forest - 20 cases, 6,698 total

Wokingham - 10 cases, 7,706 total

Reading - 24 cases, 10,310 total

West Berkshire - 36 cases, 5,926 total

Windsor and Maidenhead - 18 cases, 7,863 total

Slough - 42 cases, 14,234 total

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

Bracknell - 107.7

Wokingham - 76.6

West Berkshire - 99.7

Reading - 119.9

Slough - 210.6

Windsor and Maidenhead - 87.2

There have now been 4,083,242 cases of Covid-19 across the UK as of Thursday, February 4, at 4pm - a daily increase of 12,057 cases.

In today's national coronavirus news:

An estimated 94.2% of those aged 80 and over in the South East had received their first jab up to February 14, according to provisional figures from NHS England – the lowest proportion for any region.

The estimate for the whole of England is 93.4%.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on February 14 that everyone in England in the top four priority groups, including those aged 80 and over, had been offered the vaccine.

Asking parents to take responsibility for testing their children regularly for Covid-19 is “fraught with difficulty” and a “huge ask”, the leader of the UK’s largest teaching union has said.

Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), warned parents may not want to test their children at home as it could have implications for their paid work.

Her warning came after a health minister confirmed the Government is looking at how coronavirus testing of pupils could help the return to school.

Helen Whately said there is “work in progress” after being questioned about reports that parents of secondary school pupils could be asked to test their children at home twice a week.