Berkshire coronavirus: over 1000 cases reported in weekend

Over 1,000 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Berkshire over the weekend.

According to the latest figures recorded yesterday (Sunday, February 6) a total of 1,128 people tested positive for coronavirus in Berkshire.

Reading saw the highest number of cases on Sunday, with 239 people testing positive.

Figures are also high in neighbouring Wokingham Borough, where 218 fresh cases were recorded.

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For the weekend as whole, 367 cases were reported in Reading and 335 in Wokingham.

Wokingham saw its highest ever number of cases in a single day last month, with 690 cases recorded on January 4.

Meanwhile, over 100 cases were also recorded in every other area of Berkshire last Sunday.

You can see the amount of fresh covid-19 cases recorded in your area in this interactive map:

The area with the lowest number of fresh cases was Bracknell Forest, which reported 136 cases on Sunday and 206 over the weekend as a whole.

Earlier that week, councillors raised alarm at the number of covid-19 cases being recorded at schools in the area, with councillor Dr Gareth Barnard (Conservative, Warfield Harvest Ride) expressing relief that he has been triple jabbed after falling ill with coronavirus in January.

According to the latest data from the third week of 2022 (January 15-21) a total of 10 people died in Berkshire within 28 days of testing positive for covid-19.

That brings the total number of people who have died after catching the virus in Berkshire to 2,012.

The figures from this article were taken from the Public Health for Berkshire Covid-19.

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It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Conservative, Uxbridge and South Ruislip) faces mounting pressure over allegations he attended parties in breach coronavirus restrictions his own Government imposed in 2020.

As of Saturday, February 5, 15 Conservative MPs have written letters of no confidence in Mr Johnson, but not one of Berkshire’s six Conservative MPs are among them.

At least 54 Conservative MPs need to sign letters of no confidence to trigger a vote among the party’s MPs.

If Mr Johnson lost that vote, a Conservative leadership contest would ensue to determine who would become Prime Minister.

Yet if he survives the vote, another challenge cannot be entered until a year has past.

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