THERE have been 31 people in Berkshire who have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the latest figures show. 

Public Health England has recorded the 31 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 Tuesday, May 4, bring the latest total for the county to 56,900 coronavirus cases.

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The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

  • Bracknell Forest-4 cases, 7,110 total
  • Wokingham -2 cases, 8,266 total
  • Reading -9 cases, 10,974 total
  • West Berkshire-8 cases, 6,430 total
  • Slough-6 cases, 15,585 total
  • Windsor and Maidenhead-2 cases, 8,535 total

The Government said a further 15 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 127,598.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 152,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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

  • Bracknell Forest -17.1
  • Reading - 24.7
  • West Berkshire - 29
  • Wokingham - 15.2
  • Slough - 46.1
  • Windsor and Maidenhead - 20.5


Bracknell News:

Government data up to May 6 shows that of the 51,834,361 jabs given in the UK so far, 35,069,641 were first doses – a rise of 135,470 on the previous day.

Some 16,764,720 were second doses, an increase of 473,001

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The country is still on track for the safe lifting of coronavirus restrictions, Government scientific advisers believe, though they have urged people to carry on working from home.

Experts predict a rise in coronavirus cases as restrictions ease, but a future wave is not expected to be as big as last winter and should not put intense pressure on the NHS.

Infection rates

The number of Covid-19 infections in England and Wales has dropped to its lowest level for eight months, new figures suggest.

Around one in 1,180 people in private households in England had Covid-19 in the week to May 2, down from one in 1,010 the previous week, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It is the lowest figure since the week to September 5 2020, when the estimate stood at one in 1,400.