Official figures show that two more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Reading.

Public Health England figures show that 545 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (May 13) in Reading, up from 543 the same time on Tuesday.

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A week before, there were 514 cases.

It means cases have increased by less than 0.5 per cent over the last 24 hours, lower than the rate of increase across the UK of 1 per cent.

They were among the 19,606 cases recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 157 over the period.

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Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

Across the UK, 229,705 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Wednesday, up from 226,463 at the same point on Tuesday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show. In total, 1,522,258 people had been tested, and, as of 5pm on Tuesday, 33,186 had died.

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