COVID-19 cases in Slough are decreasing showing good progress as England eases out of lockdown.

The latest data shows the latest case numbers, recorded deaths and vaccination figures in Slough.

Monday saw the first easing of lockdown restrictions with the “rule of six” returning along with new measures allowing two households totalling more than six people to meet – giving greater flexibility for families and friends.

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Boris Johnson has said the government will be ‘cautious’ about lifting restrictions, with four conditions needing to be met before rules are eased.

According to the BBC, these are:

The vaccination programme continuing to be rolled-out quickly

Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently reducing the number of people dying with the virus or needing hospital treatment

Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospital admissions

New variants of the virus do not fundamentally change the risk of lifting restrictions

Here, we outline three graphs that show Slough's progress during lockdown:

1. Case numbers

Positive cases in Slough

Daily case numbers and the total positive infections since the beginning of the pandemic.


Get updated figures - Source: Public Health England

The latest data shows the current weekly coronavirus infection rate per 100,000 population in the borough is 83.6.

This is a modest decrease from the figure published last month in February when Slough's R reached 179.2.

2. Recorded deaths

Covid-19 deaths in Slough

Daily change and a cumulative number of deaths in the borough since the pandemic began.

Source: Public Health England

3. Vaccination progress

Latest progress on first doses of Covid-19 vaccine in Berkshire

The last time we reported local vaccine numbers, Windsor and Maidenhead was leading the way for vaccinating residents aged 55-59.