One area of Berkshire has seen its highest ever coronavirus case numbers and infection rates this month.

Wokingham Borough recorded its highest ever number of coronavirus cases in a single day, 639, reported on Tuesday, January 4.

That day, the infection rate, which is calculated as the number of positive Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, stood at 1626.4 in the area.

It means Wokingham now has the third highest number of covid cases recorded in Berkshire since the pandemic began.

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According to the most recent figures, a total of 37,133 since counts began in March 2020.

Only Reading and Slough have had a higher number of total positive cases, recording 38,003 and 37,677 cases respectively.

Wokingham had the highest number of fresh covid-19 cases according to the latest figures recorded yesterday (Tuesday, January 18) - with 300 cases reported.

Fresh covid-19 cases recorded on January 18

Wokingham - 300

Slough - 291

Reading - 278

Windsor and Maidenhead - 256

Bracknell Forest - 227

West Berkshire - 195

The number of coronavirus cases has been rising in Wokingham Borough since last November.

It comes as the Government is due to lift plan B covid restrictions, which reintroduced mandatory mask wearing in shops and home working where possible.

The restrictions were introduced on Friday, December 10, 2021.

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The Government has also changed isolation rules this week (Monday, January 17).

Now, if you test positive for covid-19, you must self-isolate for five days. If you receive a negative lateral flow test on the fifth day and the following day, you can then leave isolation.

National governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can set their own policies.

The most recent figures also show two people died after testing positive for coronavirus in Wokingham Borough in the week between Christmas Day and New Years Eve 2021.

That brings the total number of deaths after testing positive for covid-19 in Wokingham to 346.

In neighbouring areas, at total of 357 people have died after testing positive in Reading and 206 in Bracknell Forest.

Councillor Charles Margetts (Conservative, Finchampstead North), executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services at Wokingham Borough Council was called for statement but was unavailable at the time of contact.