|Cases and vaccinations
As of today, the case rate in the borough is 345.1 per 100,000 which is above both the South East and England averages.
The graph above clearly shows we’ve had a spike in cases caused by the recent August Bank Holiday music festivals, and students pupils returning to school.
77% of borough adults are now double jabbed but the percentage of residents having only their first remains at 83. People aged 30 to 40 in the borough continue to fall behind in vaccinations. But an unvaccinated person in their 30s runs the same hospitalisation risk as a vaccinated person in their 70s.
Remember to test yourself for Covid, twice weekly, with a lateral flow test – even if you’re fully vaccinated. You could be spreading it unknowingly. Equally important, whether positive or negative, register your result online or call 119 so public health can track the virus. If your lateral flow test is positive, you must self-isolate and do a follow-up PCR test. See the government’s website to check if anyone else in your household would need to self-isolate.
For the latest Covid information in the Royal Borough – case rates, ward breakdowns, hospital data, vaccinations etc – visit the Berkshire Public Health website and see the weekly report in the information centre.