Interactive map shows exact number of coronavirus deaths in each borough of Berkshire

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Deaths and coronavirus cases are increasing in Berkshire, latest figures show.Slough was added to the Secretary of Health’s watchlist for local outbreaks after an increase in cases.

Public Health England (PHE) has released ward-level information showing where cases have been discovered in the past four weeks.

In the week ending August 14, two people died from Covid-19 in Berkshire, according to figures released this morning by the Office for National Statistics. It was more than the previous week.

Deaths registered until August 22

The figures are based on the number of deaths recorded up to August 22, where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Overall, there were 761 deaths in our region involving coronavirus between the start of the epidemic and August 14. Of these deaths, most (423) occurred in hospital, including 280 in nursing homes.

There were also 42 deaths at home, 11 in hospices, two in other communal establishments and three elsewhere.

Other communal establishments include prisons, halls of residence, hotels and sheltered accommodation, while elsewhere cover deaths outside and those declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.

For a breakdown of the number of deaths by Borough and District of Berkshire, please see the interactive map here:

(If you are viewing on your mobile phone or tablet through the BerkshireLive app, tap your finger on the borough or district to see the figure. If you are on your desktop, hover your mouse over the area you want to see. )

Positive tests increasing

PHE figures suggest 67 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Berkshire during the week ending August 16.

Figures are calculated from infection rates in the local area based on Pillar 1 testing (hospitals and care facilities and Pillar 2 (drive-thru test centers and mailed swabs).

The 67 positive tests during the week ending August 16 compare to 51 the week before and 43 the week before.

The highest infection rate per 100,000 population during the week ending August 16 was 16.1 in Slough, down from 18.8 the week before and 12.7 the week before.

The lowest locally recorded infection rate in the most recent week was 2.4 per 100,000 in Wokingham, down from 3.0 in the week ending August 9 and 2.4 the week before.

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Government figures also give a more detailed picture of what is happening with Covid-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes.

Separate figures from the Quality of Care Commission (CQC) show no deaths involving coronavirus in nursing homes in Berkshire during the week ending August 21. This was down from three the week before.

Nursing home death notifications are usually provided to the CQC within two to three days of death and are included based on the caregiver’s statement, so the deceased may not have had a diagnosis medical or test result and Covid -19 may not have been mentioned on the death certificate.

The figures, also released this morning, show that a total of 268 Covid-19-related deaths were reported to the CQC by nursing homes between April 10 and August 21.

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