Covid in Berkshire: Bracknell Forest is the one area in Berkshire where rates aren’t falling

Bracknell Forest is the only part of Berkshire to show a rise in coronavirus cases as other areas see considerable drops.

Parts of Berkshire had been seeing a concerning spike in case numbers in recent weeks.

Wokingham and West Berkshire, in particular, had seen their cases rocket.

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However, the latest figures from Public Health England show that most areas of the county have seen their rates start to fall.

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But, one area continues to record a worrying rise in new infections.

Bracknell Forest ‘s infection rate rose to 496.9 per 100,000 in the week ending on Sunday, October 31 – the most recent date where data is a available.

It means that 617 positive coronavirus cases have been recorded in the area across the seven day period between October 25 and October 31.

It’s a stark contrast to the rest of the county, where rates are beginning to fall.

In Reading, the current figure is 376.1, which has fallen from 542.6 the previous week.

Slough, which had serious problems earlier this year, is also seeing a drop with the figure dropping from 524.8 and 409.2.

West Berkshire has seen the biggest drop in Berkshire, with the rate dropping from 737.7 to 497.3.

Wokingham also saw a big drop from 619.2 to 489.2.

The final Berkshire borough, Windsor and Maidenhead, saw its figures drop from 538.8 to 435.6.

Copeland in Cumbria has the highest rate in the UK, with 526 new cases in the seven days to October 31, the equivalent of 773.1 per 100,000 people.

Here are the latest infection rates in each area of Berkshire (from most to least infected according to the latest data available)

  • West Berkshire: 497.3 cases per 100,000 residents down from 737.7 cases per 100,000 residents

  • Bracknell Forest: 496.9 cases per 100,000 residents up from 465.5 cases per 100,000 residents
  • Wokingham: 489.2 cases per 100,000 residents down from 619.2 cases per 100,000 residents

  • Windsor and Maidenhead: 435.6 cases per 100,000 residents down from 538.8 cases per 100,000 residents

  • Slough: 409.2 cases per 100,000 residents down from 524.8 cases per 100,000 residents

  • Reading: 376.1 cases per 100,000 residents down from 542.6 cases per 100,000 residents

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