The number of cases of the Indian variant of Covid-19 in Bracknell Forest can be revealed.

Surge testing took place in parts of the town last week following a steep increase in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in recent weeks.

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The data shows that 75,953 confirmed and probable cases of the Delta variant have now been recorded in the UK – up by 33,630 (79 per cent) on the previous week.

In Bracknell, there had been a total of 256 cases of the Indian variant as of June 18.

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That was 82 more than the 174 cases recorded the week before.

Elsewhere, neighbouring Reading have seen case numbers increase from 118 on June 3 to 366 on June 18.