CORONAVIRUS cases have risen dramatically in the past seven days with Bracknell recording rates as high in January.

An interactive map, which uses Public Health England data, shows how many people have tested positive for the virus in each area of the county over the seven-day period up to Wednesday, July 14.

Public Health England breaks down the numbers of coronavirus cases into neighbourhoods called 'Middle Super Output Areas' (MSOAs), which are smaller than council wards and based on population rather than geographical area.

The interactive map, which can be found through this link, allows users to type in their postcode and see how many cases were reported in their area and if it has increased or decreased from the week before. The darker the colour on the image, the more positive test results have been recorded.

The map highlights which areas of the county have three or more confirmed cases of the virus and colour co-coordinates the areas by how many cases they have.

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In the seven days up to Wednesday, July 14, Bracknell Forest reported 585 cases.

According to the latest figures, the infection rate, which is the number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 people, stood at 370.5 in Bracknell Forest.

That is the highest the infection rate has been since January 19, when it stood at 364.8 cases. That makes the current infection rate the highest it has been in six months.

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The following 14 areas have the highest number of active coronavirus cases:

  • Binfield & Popeswood - 45 (up 3)
  • Priestwood - 39 cases (up 10)
  • Wick Hill - 54 (up 21)
  • Bullbrook - 67 (up 31)
  • Central Bracknell & Wildridings - 46 (up 21)
  • Birch Hill & Hanworth East - 38 (20)
  • Great Hollands - 53 (up 23)
  • Owlsmoor & Broadmoor - 31 (up 15)
  • Sandhurst - 31 (up 24)
  • Crowthorne North - 22 (up by 5)
  • Crown Wood - 26 (up 19)
  • Chavey Down & North Ascot West - 21 (up by 11)
  • Crowthorne North - 22 (up by 5)

The following area have the lowest number of active cases

  • Hanworth West - 15 (up by 4)