Latest COVID-19 update on cases across Berkshire – May 3

THERE have been 30 people in Berkshire who have tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the latest figures show.

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

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These figures, correct as of Sunday, May 2, bringing the latest total for the county to 56,713 coronavirus cases.

The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

  • Reading – 6 cases, 10,933 total
  • Bracknell Forest – 1 cases, 7,095 total
  • Wokingham – 1 cases, 8,249 total
  • West Berkshire – 9 cases, 6,390 total
  • Slough – 11 cases, 15,541 total 
  • Windsor and Maidenhead – 2 cases, 8,505 total

There have now been 4,420,201 people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19 – a daily increase of 1,671.

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The government said a further 14 people have died having tested positive for Covid-19. The total number of deaths in England is 127,538.

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

  • Reading – 21.6
  • Bracknell Forest – 16.3
  • Wokingham – 26.9
  • West Berkshire – 13.9
  • Windsor and Maidenhead – 28.4
  • Slough – 48.1

In today’s national Covid news: 

Dominic Raab has urged caution in the “last lap” of the fight against coronavirus, arguing there is only “a little bit more time” until all legal restrictions on social interaction are removed.

The Foreign Secretary said on Sunday that “steady steps” out of lockdown are “the smart way to go” so that the many sacrifices are not squandered as people plead for hugs between family members to be permitted again sooner.

Mr Raab insisted that the Government would publish a list of nations deemed safe to visit “shortly” ahead of the expected lifting of the ban on international holidays for people in England from May 17.

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And he said that “all the different contingencies” are being looked at when asked about a reported plan to consider offering vaccines to secondary school pupils as soon as September.

“We’re very close now to really turning the corner and I think we still need to be careful to go as I said we don’t want to see the gains lost and the sacrifices that have been made undone,” the Cabinet minister told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday.

“By the time we get to June 21 almost all social restrictions will be lifted so there’s only a little bit more time to go, but it’s right to make sure we do that in a careful way.”

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