The government have released an update on the number of confirmed cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 first discovered in India in our area.

Surge testing in Bracknell Forest has now ended after a number of cases were detected in the borough last month.

Those living and working in the GU47 0 area and students in Year 7 were urged to get tested to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Across the country, 50,824 confirmed cases of the Delta variant have now been recorded.

This marks a 46 per cent increase over the previous week, according to health officials.

The Delta variant continues to account for 95% of all coronavirus cases, PHE added.

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Bracknell's confirmed cases have increased from 174 last month to 344, an increase of 170 cases.