Latest Covid-19 figures for Berkshire as death toll rises by 15

There have been 15 further fatalities linked to Covid-19 recorded across Berkshire, according to NHS England figures released today (January 31).

In the past 24 hours, another 284 positive tests have been reported throughout the region.

Nationwide, the Government said a further 587 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, bringing the UK total to 106,158.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 123,000 deaths in the UK.

As of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 21,088 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,817,176.

In Reading, there has been an increase of 72 cases, bringing to total to 9,652 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Elsewhere, there have been rises of 59 in Slough, 47 in Bracknell Forest, and 39 in Wokingham.

Of the latest fatalities, 14 were recorded at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

This is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases for each area of Berkshire since the start of the pandemic:

This is the latest data on the total number of deaths at NHS trusts in and around Berkshire:

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust: 1,031 (  increase of 14 )
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust: 431 ( no change )
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: 27 ( increase of one )

Government data up to January 30 shows of the 9,468,382 jabs given in the UK so far, 8,977,329 were first doses – a rise of 598,389 on the previous day’s figures.

Some 491,053 were second doses, an increase of 10,621 on figures released the previous day.

The seven-day rolling average of first doses given in the UK is now 374,858.

Based on the latest figures, an average of 401,512 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day in order to meet the Government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15.