Public Health England figures show that 767 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (July 9) in Reading, up from 766 the same time on Wednesday.
The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government’s mass testing programme.
The rate of infection in Reading now stands at 470 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 442.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 642 over the period, to 287,621.
Reading’s cases were among the 34,029 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 49 over the period.
Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.
As of 5pm on Wednesday, 44,602 people had died from coronavirus across the UK.