Coronavirus in Berkshire round up – Saturday, January 23

MORE than 46,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Berkshire.

In the past 24 hours, Public Health England has recorded 516 lab-confirmed cases in areas including Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.

These figures, correct as of Saturday, January 23 at 4pm, bring the county’s lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 tests total to 46,028, according to Public Health England.

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The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

Reading – 100 cases, 8,876 total

West Berkshire – 58 cases, 5,051 total

Bracknell – 63 cases, 5,867 total

Wokingham – 75 cases, 6,882 total

Slough – 162 cases, 12,291 total

Windsor and Maidenhead – 58 cases, 7,061 total

There have now been 3,583,907 people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19.

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

Reading – 633

West Berkshire – 277.1

Bracknell – 372.9

Wokingham – 337.2

Slough – 940.9

Windsor and Maidenhead – 352

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In today’s national coronavirus news:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We have now learned that, in addition to spreading more quickly, the new variant of the virus may also be associated with a higher degree of mortality.

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“It is therefore more important than ever that we all follow the rules and stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

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