Bracknell Forest has some of the highest coronavirus case numbers in the south-east of England as the infection rate approaches 2,000.
The borough has seen its case numbers rapidly rise over the festive period and now has the highest rate in Berkshire and the third highest in the south-east.
The figure released on Wednesday, January 5, by Public Health Hub Berkshire East, show the borough’s infection rate per 100,000 people up until Thursday, December 30 was 1,791.2.
However, figures up until New Year’s Day have the figure even higher at 1,897.5.
Bracknell’s figures mean only Spelthorne in Surrey, with a rate of 2,018.6 and Dartford in Kent, at 1,989.5, have higher rates in the region.
The Public Health figures show Bracknell’s rate is a lot higher than the average of Berkshire of 1,456.3, with 24,816 new cases recorded in the county until Tuesday, January 4.
The bulk of cases in Bracknell Forest are in those aged between 35 and 64, at 45 per cent.
People aged between 18 and 34 provide 32 per cent of the cases, under 18s 16 per cent and over 65s just seven per cent.
The figures show 77 per cent of people in Bracknell have now had two doses of the vaccine, no booster figures are available.
According to news agency PA, Bracknell Forest’s Covid rate rose to 1,897.5 in the seven days to January 1. That is higher than 25 London boroughs.
London boroughs with lower Covid rate than Bracknell Forest
- Merton, 1,875.5
- Brent, 1,855.7
- Hounslow, 1,851.6
- Waltham Forest,1,848.1
- Redbridge, 1,847.5
- Lewisham, 1,833.6
- Ealing, 1,820.2
- Hillingdon, 1,798.3
- Lambeth, 1,775.6
- Harrow, 1,765.9
- Enfield, 1,740.5
- Southwark, 1.735.5
- Newham, 1.733.3
- Haringey, 1,691.3
- Kingston upon Thames, 1,673.0
- Hammersmith and Fulham, 1,653.6
- Wandsworth, 1,629.2
- Barnet, 1,614.0
- Tower Hamlets, 1,554.1
- Richmond upon Thames, 1,473.7
- Hackney and City of London, 1,457.1
- Islington, 1,442.5
- Kensington and Chelsea, 1,319.6
- Westminster, 1,257.0
- Camden, 1,194.6
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The latest Berkshire coronavirus rates
Cases per 100,000 people up until New Year’s Day.
- Bracknell Forest: 1,897.5 up from 1,440.0
- Reading: 1,473.8 up from 1,204.3
- Slough: 1,367.2 up from 946.7
- West Berkshire: 1,446.4 up from 1,049.4
- Windsor and Maidenhead: 1,515.8 up from 1,487.4
- Wokingham: 1,429.8 up from 1,381.5
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