Berkshire infection rates now below 100 in most areas

The coronavirus infection rate in Berkshire is falling rapidly – with just one area still having an infection rate of more than 100.

Slough still records one of the highest rates in the country at 189.2 per 100,000 people, which puts it 26th in the country in the week leading to Monday, February 22.

The rate in the town, which was once more than 1,000, has fallen from 215.3 to 189.2.

Reading has the next highest rate with 86.5, down from 106.9.

Bracknell Forest’s rate has also dropped substantially in the week, from 102 to 70.2

Windsor & Maidenhead’s rate is now 69.3., down from 74.6 and West Berkshire’s stands at 77.6, down from 100.3.

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The lowest rate in Berkshire is in Wokingham, where is has fallen to 54., from 61.4.

The latest figures come as concerns are raised of a new strain of the virus, that has come into the UK from Brazil.

More information on the new variants in Britain can be found here

The UK has also now seen 20 million people receive their coronavirus vaccines, which Health Secretary Matt Hancock called a “magnificent achievement for the country”.

The latest infection rate for Berkshire

Slough, 189.2 down from 215.3,

Reading, 86.5 down from 106.9

Bracknell Forest, 70.2 down from 102.0

Windsor and Maidenhead, 69.3 down from 74.6

West Berkshire, 77.6 down from 100.3, (159)

Wokingham, 54.3 down from 61.4

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