More than 30 new cases of coronavirus have been reported by officials today.

Public Health England has recorded 36 new 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 Wednesday, April 7, at 4pm, bring the latest total for the county to 55,916.

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The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

Bracknell Forest - 3 cases, 7,026 total

Reading - 6 cases, 10,796 total

West Berkshire - 0 cases, 6,311 total

Slough - 18 cases, 15,245 total

Wokingham - 2 cases, 8,158 total

Windsor and Maidenhead - 7 cases, 8,380 total

There have now been 4,367,291 people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19.

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

Bracknell Forest - 34.3

Wokingham - 22.8

Reading - 22.3

Slough - 75.6

West Berkshire - 20.2

Windsor and Maidenhead - 33.7

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Boris Johnson thanked the experts for their work on the AstraZeneca vaccine and for explaining “the potential for extremely rare side effects”.

The Prime Minister said: “As the regulators have said, this vaccine is safe, effective and has already saved thousands of lives – and the vast majority of people should continue to take it when offered.

“We will follow today’s updated advice, which should allow people of all ages to continue to have full confidence in vaccines, helping us save lives and cautiously return towards normality.”