Reading’s Covid-19 rate of infection has gone below 100 for the first time since October.

The coronavirus rate of infection is currently 93.3, as of the latest data from February 11-17.

You have to go back four months to October 12 to 18 to find the last week when the case rate dropped below 100.

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That was two weeks before the UK went into lockdown for the second time.

The Covid case rate is the number of cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days.

The latest case rate in Reading

The latest case rate in Reading

You can see the statistics going back until early 2020 here.

Reading’s rate of infection is currently below the England average of 125.1.

But the rate is still just above the average for the south east, which is 86.3.

Case rate comparisons with England and south east averages

Case rate comparisons with England and south east averages

There were just 13 cases confirmed on February 17, the lowest on any day since October 18.

Reading’s Covid-19 Outbreak Engagement Board will meet on Friday, February 26, at 2pm to discuss the latest coronavirus situation in the town, including cases, deaths, vaccinations, and the development of the town’s outbreak control plan.

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If you want to attend the meeting, you should email:

What is the situation in other parts of Berkshire?

Wokingham’s rate has fallen to 53.8, while Windsor & Maidenhead’s rate is also very low, at just over 70.

West Berkshire’s rate went below 100 on February 13 but has crept just above in the days afterwards.

And Bracknell’s rate reached below 100 on the same day as Reading (February 17).

Finally, Slough’s rate is the most concerning, as it still lingers above the 200 mark.