THERE have been 35 people in Berkshire who have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the latest figures show.

Public Health England has recorded the 35 new lab-confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, in areas including Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.

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These figures, correct as of Tuesday, May 4, bring the latest total for the county to 56,781 coronavirus cases.

The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

  • Reading - 7 cases, 10,946 total
  • Bracknell Forest - 1 cases, 7,097 total
  • Wokingham - 3 cases, 8,256 total
  • West Berkshire - 11 cases, 6,405 total
  • Slough - 8 cases, 15,561 total 
  • Windsor and Maidenhead - 5 cases, 8,516 total

There have now been 4,423,796 people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19 - a daily increase of 1,946.

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The government said a further four people have died having tested positive for Covid-19. The total number of deaths in England is 127,543.

The latest seven-day rate per 100,000 people locally are as follows:

  • Reading - 21.6
  • Bracknell Forest - 20.4
  • Wokingham - 20.5
  • West Berkshire - 20.8
  • Windsor and Maidenhead - 28.4
  • Slough - 49.5

In today's national Covid news: 

A total of 15,630,007 people in the UK have now received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated against the virus.

This is the equivalent of 29.7% of the adult population, or people aged 18 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

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As of May 3, 13,072,543 people had received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, according to NHS England.

This is the equivalent of 29.5% of the adult population.

Figures for age groups are available for vaccine doses up to April 25.

These show that an estimated 87% of people aged 80 and over are now fully vaccinated, along with 92% of 75 to 79-year-olds, 71% of people aged 70-74, 31% of people aged 65-69 and 20% of people aged 60-64.

For younger age groups, the estimates are 17% of 55-59 year-olds, 15% of 50-54 year-olds, 12% of 45-49 year-olds and 8% of people aged 16 to 44.

Some 65% of those identified as clinically extremely vulnerable have received both doses, along with 15% of those aged 16 to 64 classed as being in an “at risk” group or a carer.