Wokingham coronavirus cases continue to rise, but well below national average

The number of coronavirus cases in Wokingham Borough continues to rise but is still below the national average.

From October 7th to 13th there were 107 positive tests, 32 more than the previous week. As of Friday, October 16, there were a total of 960 cases.

There are 63 cases per 100,000 people – the average in England is 95.

Wokingham borough is below Reading borough: there were 118 confirmed cases over the same period, also 32 from the previous week. That's 73 cases per 100,000 people and there have been a total of 1,209 cases.

Cases in Wokingham and Reading can be inflated due to university students. The campus spans both boroughs with students living in both cities.

There were seven new cases on Friday, October 16, bringing the weekly total to 33. The campus has had a total of 56 cases since the beginning of the semester.

Bracknell Forest had the lowest number of cases: 69 new incidents were recorded last week, eight more than the previous week, and there were 660 cases in total. It has 56 cases per 100,000 people.

There have been 70 new cases in West Berkshire, seven fewer than the previous week and 778 cases since March. That's 44 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 178 new cases in Windsor and Maidenhead, 40 more than the previous week. That's a rate of 118 cases per 100,000 people and 1,038 cases since March.

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