More than half of Reading has seen cases rise week-on-week - and one area recorded a particular surge.

It's after the number of clusters seeing an increase of cases on the previous week rose from 431 a week ago to 463 in the most recent update.

And Caversham Heights has surged into the top spot for the single cluster with the highest weekly cases, recording 42 - up 13 on the previous week, from 29 last Tuesday.

Lower Earley North continues to be the area with the highest number of combined cases, with a total of 50, which is 29 more than last Tuesday.

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At the other end of the scale, the central Reading area has fallen from 38 to 27 cases seeing small progress in the reduction of Covid cases.

The 10 clusters showing week-on-week rises were: Caversham Heights (42 up 13), Battle & Caversham Bridge (27, up by 1), Caversham Emmer Green (20, up by 9), Southampton Street & Redlands Road (30, up by 2), Southcote (35, up by 6), Coley Park (25, up by 13), Tilehurst North (29, up by 4) Burghfield Common, (16, up by 3), Kennet Island & Green Park (35 up by 13), Wokingham Road (22 up by 2).

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The figures relate to those recorded across the seven day period leading up to Monday this week, September 27, the most recent data available.

During that time Reading as a whole recorded a combined 463 positive test results, which was 32 more than during the preceding week.

It marked a rise of 7.15 per cent - the first weekly case rise Readubg has seen for a few weeks during the Chronicle's twice-weekly cluster map updates.

The case rate is now averaging 288.8 cases per 100,000 people, which is a rise on the 293.5 cases per 100,000 last Tuesday.

The map shows positive cases by 'Middle Super Output Area' - the name the government gives to the break-up of larger towns and groups of neighbouring towns and villages, with groupings covering a greater area than others.

The minimum population in each area is 5,000 and the average is 7,200.

Clusters are only shown when there are three or more new cases reported at any one time.

Anywhere with between zero and two cases shows white in order to "protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure", the accompanying information states.