Coronavirus in Berkshire round up – Monday, January 25

Almost 400 people across Berkshire have tested positive for Covid-19, the latest figures show.

In the past 24 hours, Public Health England has recorded385 lab-confirmed cases in areas including Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead. Read the latest news in Bracknell HERE.

These figures are correct as of Monday, January 25 at 4pm, bringing the county’s lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 tests total to 46,914, according to Public Health England.

Royal Borough Observer:

The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

  • Bracknell – 39 cases, 5,962
  • Wokingham – 45 cases, 6,985
  • Reading – 109 cases, 9,110
  • West Berkshire – 41 cases, 5,144
  • Slough – 110 cases, 12,552
  • Windsor and Maidenhead – 41 cases, 7,161

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

  • Bracknell – 366.4
  • Wokingham – 294.5
  • Reading – 603.3
  • Slough – 865.3
  • Windsor and Maidenhead – 334.8
  • West Berkshire – 267.6

There have now been 3,669,658 people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Read the latest news in Reading HERE

In today’s national coronavirus news:

Boris Johnson said England’s schools would reopen “as fast as possible” as he faced Tory pressure to set out a timetable for pupils to return.

The Prime Minister said the Government would be “looking at the potential of relaxing some measures” as England’s lockdown restrictions are reviewed on February 15 but could not guarantee that pupils would return to classes before Easter.

Read the latest headlines in Slough HERE

“There’s nothing I want to do more than reopen schools, I’ve fought to keep schools open for as long as I possibly could,” Mr Johnson said.

Men working in process plants, as security guards or as chefs had some of the highest Covid-19 death rates in 2020, new figures show.

Plant workers recorded a rate of 143.2 deaths per 100,000 males, compared with a rate of 31.4 among men of the same age in the wider population.

For security guards and related occupations the figure stood at 100.7 deaths per 100,000 males.

Read the latest in Windsor and Maidenhead HERE

Among female workers, some of the highest Covid-19 deaths were for jobs involving assembly lines and routine machine operations, such as sewing machinists, as well as care workers and home carers.

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