Berkshire Covid infection rates rise in all but one borough – Berkshire Live

Coronavirus infection rates have increased in all but one area of Berkshire, according to the latest figures.

Statistics published today (March 28) show that coronavirus infection rates have increased in almost every part of the county, with Reading being the only place to see its rate fall.

The infection rate tracks the number of cases that take place over a seven-day period and works out how many cases there are per 100,000 people in the area.

Reading’s rate fell by 17% to 40.8 cases per 100,000 people. Yesterday’s rolling rate stood at 48.2.

However, every other part of Berkshire saw its rate increase, with the biggest increase occurring in Bracknell Forest.

Bracknell Forest’s rate increased 12.6% to 36.7 cases per 100,000.

Windsor and Maidenhead has the highest infection rate in Berkshire with 64.1 cases found per 100,000 people.

At the same time, figures published by the Government showed that a further 52 cases of Covid-19 were recorded across the county in the last 24 hours.

The highest number of cases were found in Slough, where 17 positive tests were recorded.

West Berkshire saw the lowest number of new cases, with just one case found in the area.

In more positive news, there were no Covid-related deaths in local NHS hospitals in the last 24 hours.

The Government said a further 19 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 126,592.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 149,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 3,862 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,333,042.

These are the latest rolling seven-day infection rates for each area of Berkshire, expressed as the number of cases per 100,000 of population

This is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases for each area of Berkshire since the start of the pandemic:

  • Bracknell Forest: 6,977 cases (increase of 11)
  • Reading: 10,748 cases (increase of two)
  • Slough: 15,078 cases (increase of 17)
  • West Berkshire: 6,275 cases (increase of one)
  • Windsor and Maidenhead: 8,309 cases (increase of 15)
  • Wokingham: 8,106 (increase of six)

This is the latest data on the total number of deaths at NHS trusts in and around Berkshire:

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust: 1,240 (no change)
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust: 499 (no change)
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: 32 (no change)

How many people have had a Covid vaccine?

Government data up to March 27 shows that of the 33,678,768 jabs given in the UK so far, 30,151,287 were first doses – a rise of 423,852 on the previous day.

Some 3,527,481 were second doses, an increase of 233,964.