Latest figures from Berkshire coronavirus as death toll rises, 658 new cases recorded

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There have been three more coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Berkshire, according to NHS England figures released today (December 24).
In the past 24 hours, 658 new cases have also been recorded.

Across the UK, the death toll now stands at 69,625 and 2,188,587 people have tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

This represents an increase of 574 and 39,036 respectively over the same period.

In Windsor and Maidenhead, there was an increase of 150 cases, bringing the total to 3,558.

Elsewhere, there were increases of 128 at Slough, 114 at Reading and 104 at Bracknell Forest.

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One new death was recorded at the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust while two were at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Here is the latest case breakdown for each region of Berkshire:

Here is the latest data on the total number of deaths in NHS trusts in and around Berkshire:

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust: 504 ( a new death )
  • Trust Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation: 288 ( two new deaths )
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: 24 (sans changement)

About half of all new cases of coronavirus in England could be the new variant discovered in the UK, according to an analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Concerns over the mutant strain, which scientists have concluded is spreading faster, mean millions of people in England will join those already under lockdown conditions from Boxing Day.

According to the ONS, 645,800 people living in private households in England had Covid-19 between December 12 and 18 – the equivalent of about 1.18% of the population, or one in 85 people.

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