SOME areas across Berkshire have seen a week-on-week rise in Covid rates with concerns over a new variant which “could be more infectious” than any other so far.
Figures from Public Health England released on Sunday, August 30, show the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in either a lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test, by specimen date.
In total, 335 coronavirus cases have been reported across Berkshire on August 30, the latest available data.
Since the start of the pandemic, 83,365 cases have been recorded in the county as of August 29.
The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.
Data for the most recent seven days up to (August 25) shows the weekly rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population.
Of the six areas in Berkshire, only one area saw a decrease in case rates with Wokingham seeing a rate of 325.4 up to the seven days of August 18 to 288.6 on August 25.
Bracknell, Reading, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead saw case rates increase.
The government’s interactive Covid map also shows the latest number of cases in each Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs)
From left to right: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 18; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 18; rate of new cases in the seven days to August 25; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to August 25.
Here is the breakdown of the figures by local authority area:
Bracknell: 289.1, (359), 289.9 (376)
Reading: 324.3, (520), 369.2, (676)
West Berkshire: 298.5, (473), 313.0 (582)
Wokingham: 325.4, (566), 288.6, (607)
Windsor and Maidenhead: 316.6, (479), 320, (573)
Slough: 288.1, (431), 316.2, (550)
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