Public Health England has recorded 498 lab-confirmed cases in areas including Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.
These figures, correct as of Wednesday, January 27, at 4.20pm, bring the county’s lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 tests total to 47,615, according to Public Health England.
The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:
Reading – 138 cases, 9,272 total
West Berkshire – 57 cases, 5,239 total
Bracknell – 46 cases, 9,028 total
Wokingham – 68 cases, 7,071 total
Slough – 130 cases, 12,759 total
Windsor and Maidenhead – 59 cases, 7,246 total
There have now been 3,715,054 people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19 – a daily increase of 25,308 positive cases.
A medical worker takes a swab at a drive-in coronavirus testing facility. PA Photo.
The latest seven-day rate per 100,000 people locally are as follows:
Reading – 554.5 (Compared to 712.1 on Jan 19)
West Berkshire – 265.1 (Compared to 320.6 on Jan 19)
Bracknell – 327.2 (Compared to 439.8 on Jan 19)
Wokingham – 266.5 (Compared to 379.3 on Jan 19)
Slough – 757 (Compared to 1,044.5 on Jan 19)
Windsor and Maidenhead – 302.5 (Compared to 446.4 on Jan 19)
In today’s national coronavirus news:
Boris Johnson insisted schools are safe but that they increase the spread of coronavirus.
The Prime Minister told the Downing Street press conference: “The problem is not that schools are unsafe – teachers and headteachers have worked heroically to make sure they are safe, they are Covid-secure.
“The problem is that by definition schools bring many households together and that contributes to the spread of the virus within the community and drives up the R.”