Latest Covid-19 update on cases across Berkshire – May 8

FIFTEEN people in Berkshire tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the latest figures show.

Public Health England has recorded 15 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 9, at 4pm.

The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

Reading – 1 cases, 10,978 total
Bracknell Forest – 1 cases, 7,113 total
Wokingham – 2 cases, 8,274 total
West Berkshire – 4 cases, 6,436 total
Slough – 6 cases, 15,594 total 
Windsor and Maidenhead – 1 cases, 8,541 total

There have now been 4,434,860 people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19 – a daily increase of 1,770.

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The government said a further two people have died having tested positive for Covid-19. The total number of deaths in England is 127,605.

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

Reading – 25.3 (Compared to 27.2 on April 28)
Bracknell Forest – 16.3 (Compared to 13.9 on April 28)
Wokingham – 11.1 (Compared to 19.9 on April 28)
West Berkshire – 30.9 (Compared to 12.6 on April 28)
Windsor and Maidenhead – 25.1 (Compared to 27.1 on April 28)
Slough – 38.8 (Compared to 56.8 on April 28)

In today’s national Covid news: 

A third of adults in England have now had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, NHS England said.

A total of 44,449,424 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and May 8, according to NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 541,513 on the previous day.

NHS England said 29,578,216 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 137,003 on the previous day, while 14,871,208 were a second dose, an increase of 404,510.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “One third of adults in the UK have now had their second dose of the Covid vaccine, a testament to the extraordinary efforts of NHS staff and volunteers.

“Thank you to everyone who has made this happen.

“Get your jab when called.”

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