Wokingham has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Berkshire as surge testing has been rolled out in the area.

17 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Wokingham Borough on June 8, the highest in the county. There were 16 cases recorded in Reading on the same day.

Meanwhile, eight cases of coronavirus were recorded on June 8 in Bracknell Forest.

The news from Wokingham comes as the borough council began surge testing for coronavirus at testing centres in Shute End, Wokingham, Sindlesham Court and the Microsoft Campus in Thames Valley Park, Earley.

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The infection rate, expressed as the number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus out of 100,000 people, is going in the wrong direction.

The infection rate is higher in Bracknell Forest, which stands at 97.9 per 100,000 people, compared to Wokingham’s infection rate of 78.9.

You can see how coronavirus statistics match up to the other areas of Berkshire here:

Bracknell News:

There are concerns that the removal of all restrictions, scheduled for June 21, could be delayed amid the rise in coronavirus cases. There were 5,250 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in England on June 8. A month earlier, on May 8, there were 1,742 cases were recorded.

The Government is currently restricting the amount of people who can attend mass events such as football games and live performances, with the rule of six applying at pubs, restaurants and other venues.

Large performances and sports events have been allowed to take place indoors, with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is the lower number).

There are also restrictions on the number of people attending outdoors events, with a maximum imposed of 4,000 people, or the venue being half-full, whichever is the lower number.  In the largest outdoor seated venues, where crowds can be spread out, up to 10,000 people are being allowed to attend (or a quarter of the venue being full, whichever is the lower number).

These restrictions are due to be lifted on June 21, unless the Government decides to postpone it.