A TOTAL of 138 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Berkshire in the last 24 hours.
Public Health England has recorded the lab-confirmed cases in areas including Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.
These figures, correct as of Sunday, February 21, at 4pm, bring the county’s lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 tests total to 52,889, according to Public Health England.
The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:
Reading – 21 cases, 10,363 total
West Berkshire – 22 cases, 5,979 total
Bracknell – 14 cases, 6,732 total
Wokingham – 13 cases, 7,745 total
Slough – 48 cases, 14,359 total
Windsor and Maidenhead – 20 cases, 7,911 total
There have now been 4,115,509 people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19.
The total number of deaths – those with Covid-19 listed on their death certificate – across the UK has now reached 129,498.
The latest seven-day rate per 100,000 people locally are as follows:
Reading – 153.9
West Berkshire – 104.1
Bracknell – 127.3
Wokingham – 130.3
Slough – 179.9
Windsor and Maidenhead – 184.3
In today’s national coronavirus news:
Coronavirus restrictions will be eased with “weeks between the steps”, Matt Hancock has said.
The Health Secretary told Times Radio it takes a few weeks for the impact of lifting measures to be seen.
He said: “Hence there will be weeks between the steps so that we can watch carefully.”
Mr Hancock also said social distancing measures and the wearing of face coverings is likely to remain for a while.
He added: “I want to see it more about personal responsibility over time as we have vaccinated more and more of the population.”