The areas in Bracknell with the highest number of new Covid-19 cases has been updated.

Figures from the week leading up to June 4, the latest available data, shows that in Bracknell Forest the area with the highest new number of cases is Binfield & Popeswood.

There were 19 new cases in Binfield and Popeswood.

This is 15 more than the week before.

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It comes as Bracknell Forest Council has requested that surge testing is deployed across neighbourhoods in the borough following the rising rate of Delta (Indian) variant COVID-19 cases.

The council is in discussion with both Public Health England and the Government around the need for surge testing locally as the borough’s case rate has risen from 5.7 per 100,000 on May 20 to 96.3 on June 4 and the Delta variant is the most dominant locally.

In the past week, a number of areas in Bracknell Forest have recorded a rise in coronavirus cases.

Hanworth West had 10 cases, seven more than the previous week.

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10 new cases were recorded in Sandhurst, up by five on the previous week. College Town also had 11 new cases, up by two on the previous week.

Eight new cases were recorded in Owlsmoor & Broadmoor, a jump of eight on the previous seven days.

Wick Hill still is recording 10 Covid cases, the same as the week previously.

The council has not yet confirmed which postcode areas will see surge testing but if a decision on this should be made then it would take a few more days to arrange it safely and efficiently.