ONE postcode area in Bracknell has risen to the highest possible rate of new Covid cases, with many others seeing huge spikes.

According to the Public Health England interactive map, which could be found here, Bullbrook has seen case rise average rate of 970.2 cases per 100,000 people, putting it in the top alert category.

Elsewhere in Bracknell, both Owlsmoor & Broadmoor and Birch Hill & Hanworth East have seen large cases rises, as have Central Bracknell & Wildridings.

This is the latest data being reported on the government's cluster map, although it's worth remembering it's on a five-day delay.

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For the seven days leading up to last Saturday, July 17 - the most recent period covered - Bracknell Forest saw cases rise by almost 1,000.

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A total of 758 positive test results were recorded over that week, which is 383 more than had been recorded during the preceding seven days. This marked a 102% rise.

Data for the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete, but daily case figures show the numbers appear to be starting to drop again.

The case rate across the Bracknell Forest now averages 618.5 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 284.8 cases per 100,000 last Saturday.

The highest rate of new cases on the latest cluster map can be found in Bullbrook, which has seen figures rise from a combined 52 cases across to 99 cases.

The case rate here is 970.2 which is almost 1,000 cases.

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Central Bracknell & Wildridings (80, up 51 cases - a case rate average of 705.4 cases per 100,000 people) and Priestwood (53, up by 26 cases - a case rate average of 785.3 cases per 100,000 people).

Just above town in Wick Hill presents a similar picture, with 76 cases (up 34 on the previous week) and a rate of 762.9 cases per 100,000.

However, Hanworth West is faring better with more than half the number of cases (18, up by 11) with a rate of 263.7 cases per 100,000 people.

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Cases in Owlsmoor & Broadmoor more than doubled across the same period, from 15 across the previous week to 46 the week after, and College Town too jumping from 17 cases to 35 across the seven days.

Sandhurst has gone up by 32 cases to 46 with a case rate of 679.0 per 100,000 people and Crown Wood too has seen cases rise dramatically from 10 cases in the seven days to July 10, jumping up to 40 across the last seven days.

The map shows positive cases by 'Middle Super Output Area' - the name the government gives to the break-up of larger towns and groups of neighbouring towns and villages, with groupings covering a greater area than others.

The minimum population in each area is 5,000 and the average is 7,200.

Clusters are only shown when there are three or more new cases reported at any one time.

Anywhere with between zero and two cases shows white in order to "protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure", the accompanying information states.

The full list of clusters now on the map is:

  • Bullbrook (99 cases, up by 52, case rate: 970.2)
  • Crown Wood (40, up by 30 cases, case rate: 614.2)
  • Central Bracknell & Wildridings (80 cases, up by 51, case rate: 705.4)
  • Birch Hill & Hanworth East (56 cases, up by 38, case rate: 758.3)
  • Great Hollands (61 cases, up by 14, case rate: 516.2)
  • Binfield & Popeswood (59 cases, up by 23, case rate: 572.5)
  • Winkfield & Cranbourne (32 cases, up by 20, case rate: 546.0)
  • Chavey Down & North Ascot West (29 cases, up by 15, case rate: 398.4)
  • Hanworth West (18 cases, up by 11, case rate: 263.7)
  • Priestwood (53 cases, up by 26, case rate: 785.3)
  • Wick Hill (76 cases, up by 34, case rate: 762.9)
  • Owlsmoor & Broadmoor (46, up by 31, case rate 680.7)
  • Sandhurst (46, up by 23 cases, case rate: 679.0)
  • College Town (35, up by 18 cases, case rate: 466.0)
  • Crowthorne South (28 cases, up by 15, case rate: 385.5)