THE Royal Borough ward which once had the highest infection rate in the borough has no recorded cases, according to the latest Berkshire Public Health (BPH) data.

BPH publishes a weekly Covid-19 briefing and breaks down the data by electoral ward.

The data was published on March 24 and shows the number of reported cases and their infection rate between March 13 and 19.

BPH has rounded the data for each ward to the nearest five in order to protect the identity of individuals.

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Datchet, Horton, and Wraysbury once, at the peak of the pandemic, had a weekly infection rate of 1,225 per 100,000 back in the week ending of December 31, the highest infected area within the Royal Borough.

In BPH’s latest report, that ward had no recorded cases last week.

While most wards within the borough have recorded no infections or have seen no change in their latest figures, some have seen a small uptick in cases.

Bray, which once recorded zero cases, jumped up to 10 new infections, while Hurley & Walthams now has the highest weekly infection rate within the Royal Borough, standing at 159 per 100,000 population.

A map of covid infections in the Royal Borough

A map of covid infections in the Royal Borough

Confirmed cases in the Royal Borough and their weekly rate per 100,000 population:

  • Ascot & Sunninghill – 5 (no change from previous week). Weekly rate of 43
  • Belmont – no recorded cases
  • Bisham & Cookham – no recorded cases
  • Boyn Hill – 5 (no change). Weekly rate of 67
  • Bray – 10 (up 10). Weekly rate of 129
  • Clewer & Dedworth East – no recorded cases
  • Clewer & Dedworth West – 5 (up 5). Weekly rate of 71
  • Clewer East – 10 (up 5). Weekly rate of 146
  • Cox Green – 5 (no change). Weekly rate of 66
  • Datchet, Horton & Wraysbury – no recorded cases
  • Eton & Castle – 5 (no change). Weekly rate of 40
  • Furze Platt – no recorded cases
  • Hurley & Walthams – 10 (up 5). Weekly rate of 159
  • Old Windsor – 5 (no change). Weekly rate of 66
  • Oldfield – 10 (up 5). Weekly rate of 149
  • Pinkneys Green – no recorded cases
  • Riverside – no recorded cases
  • St Mary’s – no recorded cases
  • Sunningdale & Cheapside – no recorded cases

READ MORE: Coronavirus in Berkshire round-up: Wednesday, March 24

According to the BPH weekly briefing, the Royal Borough has had 76 new cases of Covid-19 over the last seven days (March 12 – 18) and these make up one per cent of all the borough’s cases across the whole pandemic.

This brings the total of confirmed cases in the Royal Borough to 8,252 with a current weekly rate is 50.2 per 100,000.

The rate for people aged 60 and over is 27.4 per 100,000, a 52 per cent decrease in the last week.

Sadly, three deaths were recorded in the week March 6 – 12, taking the Covid-19 death toll to 342 in the borough.