Coronavirus in Berkshire round up – Friday, February 26

MORE than 100 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours in Berkshire.

Public Health England has reported 103 lab-confirmed cases across Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough, and Windsor and Maidenhead.

These figures, correct as of Friday, February 26, at 4pm, bring the county’s lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 tests total to 53,441, according to Public Health England.

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Slough Observer:

The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

  • Bracknell Forest – 7 cases, 6,793 total
  • Wokingham – 12 cases, 7,826 total
  • Reading – 22 cases, 10,463 total
  • West Berkshire – 25 cases, 6,065 total
  • Slough – 26 cases, 14,541 total
  • Windsor and Maidenhead – 11 cases, 7,985 total

There have now been 4,163,085people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19 – a daily increase of 8,523 cases across the country.

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The latest seven-day rate per 100,000 people locally are as follows:

  • Bracknell – 79.2
  • Wokingham – 52.6
  • Reading – 80.4
  • West Berkshire – 91.5
  • Slough – 206
  • Windsor and Maidenhead – 72.6

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Total number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 

  • Bracknell Forest – 27,731
  • Reading – 30,865
  • Wokingham – 40,384
  • West Berkshire – 39,705
  • Slough – 25,484
  • Windsor and Maidenhead – 37,278

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How many people have died from Covid-19 in Berkshire? 

  • Bracknell – 172​
  • Reading – 296
  • Wokingham – 302
  • West Berkshire – 224
  • Windsor and Maidenhead – 317
  • Slough – 305

In today’s national coronavirus news:

People aged 40-49 are next in line for a Covid-19 vaccine after Government advisers concluded that vaccinating in order of age remained the quickest way to cut deaths.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) considered whether groups such as teachers and police officers should be vaccinated next, but concluded speed is of the upmost importance, while age remains a major factor in serious illness.

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s funeral will be “quite spectacular”, his daughter said, with soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment to honour him at the service.

Sir Tom, who raised more than £32 million for the NHS with his sponsored walk of his garden in the first lockdown, served with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment during the Second World War.

A firing party of 14 will each fire three rounds in unison, and a bugler will sound The Last Post at the end of the private service.

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