Reading: Four more coronavirus cases diagnosed during weekend

THE NUMBER of recorded coronavirus cases in Reading increased by four over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 812 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (August 10) in Reading, up from 808 the same time on Friday.

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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 502 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 478.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 2,636 over the period, to 311,641.

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​Reading’s cases were among the 35,952 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 171 over the period.

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

Reading Chronicle