More than 100 people from Reading have now died after testing positive for Covid-19, according to figures released this week.

A total of 116 people who lived in Reading Borough are now believed to have died after contracting coronavirus.

Statistics show 62 Reading residents have died in hospital, while 50 have died in care homes, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Care Quality Commission (CQC) figures.

Six died in hospices, two at home and two at other communal establishments.

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ONS figures state there have been a total of 44 Covid-19 related deaths in Reading care homes since the start of the outbreak.

But CQC statistics, which are more up-to-date, show there have been 50 deaths in care homes involving Covid-19 from April 10 to May 8.

The reason CQC figures are higher is because they record death notifications from care home providers, which come quicker than the ONS figures from death registrations.

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Elsewhere, the latest figures from NHS England show 161 people have died under the care of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust after testing positive for the coronavirus, as of 5pm on Tuesday (May 12).

NHS England figures are also recorded differently to those from the ONS and CQC and relate only to patients who have died in hospitals after a positive test for coronavirus.

The statistics do not specify a cause of death and are recorded by trust rather than local authority.