Reading coronavirus: two more cases diagnosed

Official figures show that two more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Reading.

Public Health England figures show that 593 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am Thursday morning, June 11, in Reading, up from 591 the same time on Wednesday.

A week before, there were 587 cases.

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It means cases have increased by less than 0.5 per cent over the last 24 hours, on a par with the rate of increase across the UK.

They were among the 22,179 cases recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 54 over the period.

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

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Across the UK, 291,409 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Thursday, up from 290,143 at the same point on Wednesday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show.

As of 5pm on Wednesday, 41,279 had died.

Reading Chronicle