Update on the local impact of Covid-19

More than 160 people have lost their lives with Covid-19 in our borough, according to latest data.
ONS map of Covid-19 death rate in Reading

Latest figures show that 165 people in Reading have sadly died with coronavirus, an increase of 21 since 28 May.

Of these deaths, 85 have occurred in hospital, 64 in care homes, 9 at home, 5 in hospices and 2 in other communal establishments.

The figures, published on 30 June 2020 by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), cover people whose deaths were registered up to 19 June, where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

There have been outbreaks of Covid-19 infections in 22 out of Reading’s 33 care homes. Two homes were most recently affected in the week beginning 15 June, the ONS data published on 30 June shows.

Separate figures published by NHS England up to 29 June, show that Berkshire Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Prospect Park Hospital in Reading, had reported 20 deaths of patients with Covid-19 so far, while Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Reading’s main hospital, had reported 186 deaths. Both trusts treat patients who live in a range of areas across Berkshire.

Overall, 596 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Reading, according to figures published by Public Health England on 29 June.

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