Four more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Reading

THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in Reading increased by four in the last few days, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 868 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (September 3) in Reading, up from 864 the same time on Wednesday.

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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 537 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 522.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 1,735 over the period, to 340,411.

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Reading’s cases were among the 38,127 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 97 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

Reading Chronicle