A TOTAL of 104 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Berkshire in the last 24 hours.

Public Health England has recorded the lab-confirmed cases in areas including Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, West Berkshire, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.

These figures, correct as of Friday, February 19 at 4pm, bring the county's lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 tests total to 52,951, according to Public Health England.

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The local breakdown for the past 24 hours as follows:

Reading - 18 cases, 10,342 total

West Berkshire - 16 cases, 5,957 total

Bracknell - 7 cases, 6,718 total

Wokingham - 12 cases, 7,732 total

Slough - 34 cases, 14,311 total

Windsor and Maidenhead - 17 cases, 7,891 total

There have now been 4,105,675 people across the UK who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Slough Observer:

The total number of deaths - those with Covid-19 listed on their death certificate - across the UK has now reached 129,498.

The latest seven-day rate per 100,000 people locally are as follows:

Reading - 106.9

West Berkshire - 100.3

Bracknell - 101.2

Wokingham - 61.4

Slough - 212.7

Windsor and Maidenhead - 72

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In today's national coronavirus news:

A three-month gap between doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine results in higher vaccine efficacy than a six-week gap, a new study suggests.

The research indicates that with three months between the first and second dose there was an overall efficacy of 81%, compared to 55% for a six-week interval.

The first dose offered 76% protection in the three months between doses, according to the University of Oxford research published in The Lancet.