How close Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead are to joining Slough at level 2

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Slough became the first area in Berkshire to transition to Level 2 lockdown restrictions. The city has moved to high alert after the surge in coronavirus cases at an alarming rate. There were 231 cases in the seven days to October 19, bringing the infection rate in Slough to 164.5 per 100,000 population, up from 138 cases in the week to October 12 – an infection rate of 92.3.

Slough City Council Chief James Swindlehurst revealed that the increase in the number of cases was not linked to a major outbreak in a particular location or store, but was being passed from person to person in the community, this which makes it difficult to trace a place or a time.

He added: “This means that we and our health partners cannot act alone to stop the spread; you, each resident, need to play their part, do your part, take the steps you can to protect yourself, your families and your community.

The rest of Berkshire remains at Level 1, but all of the council chiefs have warned residents of their towns, to help stop the spread of cases by following the rules. They also warned that if cases continued to increase, the areas would be moved to Level 2.

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How close are Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Bracknell and Wokingham to Level 2?

Cities under Tier 2 lockdown typically have over 100 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days, but that doesn’t guarantee upgrading to Tier 2.

Cities with an infection rate greater than 100 per 100,000 will be in talks with government officials about moving bearings, but that rate is only one factor.

You can find out the differences between Level 1 and Level 2 restrictions here.

The latest figures from Public Health England show how close each area of ​​Berkshire is to a level 2 crossing. Data for the past four days (October 20-23) has been excluded as incomplete and does not reflect the actual number of cases.

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Level 2

Seven-day infection rate through October 19: 164.5 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 19: 246

Seven-day infection rate through October 12: 97.6 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 12: 146

Windsor et Maidenhead



Windsor has escaped level 2 for the time being

Level 1

Seven-day infection rate through October 19: 132.1 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 19: 200

Seven-day infection rate through October 12: 125.5 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 12: 190

Councilor Andrew Johnson, leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, said: “Last week, given our borderline status and the likely increase in the number of cases expected, I asked the government to determine if was or was not appropriate for us to upgrade to high risk level 2. the increase in our number of cases has decreased slightly, but the potential for underlying infection remains extremely high.

“We must not be complacent. We must continue to follow the guidelines. We need to stop the spread. This can help us avoid level 2. ”

Learn more here.

Reading



How close Reading and other towns in Berkshire are to Level 2 crossing

Level 1

Seven-day infection rate through October 19: 104.5 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days to October 19: 169

Seven-day infection rate through October 12: 76.6 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 12: 124

Reading Borough Council Chief Jason Brock said going to Level 2 was a last resort, but action needed to be taken to slow the spread of the virus in the city.

He said: “What we have in Reading is a substantial increase in the number of cases. These numbers are increasing at an increasingly rapid rate.

“It is clear that there is work to be done to reduce these numbers.

“I want to be very clear, I don’t want us to be in Tier 2, nobody wants to enter Tier 2, it’s a last resort.

“We need to start working proactively in Reading and the wider urban area of ​​Reading to reduce these numbers and regain control of the growth rate. ”

Learn more here

Wokingham



Wokingham urged people to try to stop the spread of the virus
Wokingham urged people to try to stop the spread of the virus

Level 1

Seven-day infection rate through October 19: 90.0 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 19: 154

Seven-day infection rate through October 12: 64.3 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 12: 110

Meradine Peachey, director of public health for Berkshire, said if the seven-day infection rate in the district of Wokingham continues “at the pace of the south-east” then it will reach 100 cases per 100,000 population before the end of October.

Speaking at a Wokingham Borough Council meeting, she said reaching 100 out of 100,000 is “one of the indicators” that could lead to level 2.

Learn more here.

Foret de Bracknell



Bracknell Forestry Council has warned it could upgrade to level 2 if the spread of the coronavirus does not slow

Level 1

Seven-day infection rate through October 19: 79.2 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 19: 97

Seven-day infection rate through October 12: 57.1 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 12: 70

A spokeswoman for the Bracknell Forestry Council said: “While the Bracknell Forest is currently classified as Category 1 at ‘medium risk’, the current rate of infection suggests that it will follow the others in being classified in the category 2 to “high risk” within a few weeks if the spread is not slowed down. ”

Learn more here.

West Berkshire



West Berkshire has the lowest infection rate in Berkshire
West Berkshire has the lowest infection rate in Berkshire

Level 1

Seven-day infection rate through October 19: 63.7 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 19: 101

Seven-day infection rate through October 12: 46.1 per 100,000

Number of cases in seven days until October 12: 73

West Berkshire has had one of the county’s lowest infection rates throughout the pandemic.

West Berkshire Council leader Councilor Lynne Doherty told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: “I think we are going to live with Covid for many months and I have no desire to rush my residents to level 2 where they would not be able to mingle with family members or visit relatives in nursing homes.

“As we have to, of course we will, but nothing in the current numbers indicates that we should.

“I don’t see why people should live in greater restrictions longer than necessary.

“If there is a rationale, then I will have this conversation with the central government, but at the moment there is no rationale.

“I am also concerned about the impact of level 2, families not being able to visit each other and the impact of social isolation on their mental health.”

Learn more here.

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