Four new Covid ‘hotspots’ identified in Slough

SLOUGH has four coronavirus ‘hotspots’ where case rates are above 300 per 100,000 people.

According to a map on the government website, Baylis & Stoke recorded the highest rolling infection rate in the seven days to July 6 with 22 cases giving a rolling rate of 218.5.

It reported a 100 per cent rise in cases on the previous week after seeing a jump of 11 new infections.

Cippenham Green has the second highest rate at 254.6 with 25 cases overall.

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The area reported 6 new cases in the week to July 6, giving an increase of 31.6 per cent on the previous seven days.

The map uses data from Public Health England to show potential virus “hotspots” in the country.

It is divided into Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs), which are areas with an average population of 7,200.

The map colour-codes MSOAs depending on their seven day rolling rate, with areas placed into the boundaries of 0-10, 11-50, 51-100, 101-200, 201-400, 400 to 799 and 800 plus.

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Places with a high MSOA rate appear on the map in purple (400 to 799) or dark purple (800 plus).

A number of other areas across the conurbation are seeing a surge in cases and have rates between 200 and 399.

These areas are:

Cippenham Green – 25 (254.6)

Baylis & Stoke – 25 (233.9)

Britwell – 22 (218.5)

Burnham South – 23 (288.6)

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