MORE lockdown restrictions have been eased today with pubs and restaurants reopening indoors and people able to hug their loved ones.

People in England are now able to meet outdoors in groups of up to 30, and indoors in groups of six, or two households.

As restrictions ease, we have delved into the latest coronavirus figures to see what the situation is like in Reading.

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The latest Government figure shows five new cases were recorded across Reading within the latest 24-hour period up to Sunday, May 16.

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Since March 2020, there has been 11,014 Covid-19 cases confirmed across Reading Council area.

The number of coronavirus cases over the latest rolling seven-day period for the Reading Council area is 36 cases, with a case rate is 22.3 per 100,000 people.

Three months ago today, 15 people tested positive for coronavirus in comparison to 5 cases today suggesting that the numbers are decreased. 

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In April 17, seven people tested positive for Covid-19 and the latest figures for today show that five people have coronavirus in Reading.


There have been no new coronavirus deaths in Reading, according to Public Health England.

There have been zero coronavirus deaths in May for the area. In March 2021, four people died from Covid in Reading.