Update on the local impact of Covid-19

Around 200 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the past month in Reading but thankfully there have been no associated deaths, according to latest figures.
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No people have died in Reading with Covid-19 in the past month, according to latest figures.

On 28 July, weekly data showed there had been 165 Covid-19 associated deaths registered during the pandemic, up to 17 July 2020 in Reading.  This was the same figure that stood at 30 June.

However, the number of people testing positive with Covid-19 has increased, by 206 over the past month, to a total of 802, according to 29 July data. This could be because more people are willing to seek free tests from the NHS Test and Trace service, which has been featuring on TV ads (see above).

Reading does not feature on an official top 10 ‘watchlist’ of areas that have rising cases that could lead to local lockdowns.  However Reading Borough Council, like all local authorities, is developing an Outbreak Control Plan to deal with any future increases in infections.

Of the Reading people who have sadly lost their lives with the virus so far, 85 have been in hospital, 64 in care homes, 9 at home, 5 in a hospice and 2 in another communal establishment.

Figures on the number of people who have died are published by the Office for National Statistics.

The government website publishes figures on the number of people tested.

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