A NEW map shows areas in Reading that have had the most Covid cases diagnosed weekly.

The GOV.UK tool shows how seven–day rates are expressed per 100,000 of the population, and is updated every day.

Locally, Lower Earley north has seen the most local cases in the most recent week available (last week), while the Wokingham Road area has seen the fewest.

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Data is currently based on the seven days up to October 22.

Lower Earley north has seen a big increase in this period, with 25 cases confirmed.

This is a jump of 16 from the week before, and shows a rolling rate of 246.4.

Reading Chronicle:

Data is calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.

The Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOA) rate in the map uses colour to indicate the level of weekly cases across different parts of the town.

In order to help to identify trends or patterns in the data over time, seven-day rolling averages can be calculated.

These are also updated daily.

Each day's observation is combined with the previous three days and the following three days, and the mean of all seven days' figures is presented.

For indicators where the most recent days' data are incomplete, the final few points in the rolling average series will not be displayed, as the averages will increase when data are complete.

To view the map in the GOV.UK site, click here.

The Wokingham Road area has among the lowest rates in the area this week, with four cases diagnosed and a rolling rate of 49.

Reading Chronicle:

The map shows that Reading Central has seen a total of 19 cases in the most recent week - an increase of 10 from the previous week.

The 'rolling rate' here is 129.4 - slightly above the national average.

Palmer Park has seen 15 cases this week.

This is an increase of five, and the rolling rate here stands at 141.9.

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The map displays weekly data, which is updated everyday.

Local view: The default zoom level shows Upper Tier Local Authorities (UTLA).

Zoom in for more details, including Lower Tier Local Authorities (LTLA) and Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOA).

Suppressed rates: MSOA level rates are suppressed where there have been fewer than three cases in a seven-day period.

This is to protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure.

More details: Click on an area to see more detailed cases data for the most recent time period available – including seven day case rates and direction of change. When zoomed to very small areas, data for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are not available.