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Coronavirus West Berkshire: Number of deaths involving Covid-19 registered to January 2

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics

John Herring

John Herring


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Coronavirus Basingstoke and Deane: Number of deaths revealed in new figures

One person from West Berkshire died with coronavirus registered on their death certificate in the last week. 

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today (Wednesday) records the number of deaths involving coronavirus, based on any mention of Covid-19 on the death certificate in the week ending December 25, with the death registered up to January 2. 

The death occurred in a hospital, and one death in a care home has also been added to the previous week's figures, taking the number of coronavirus deaths in the district to 157. 

The ONS data shows that 78 people from West Berkshire have died with coronavirus in hospitals, 69 in care homes, eight at home, one death recorded as elsewhere and one in a hospice. 

The first coronavirus death in the district occurred in hospital and was reported in the week ending March 20, three days before the first national lockdown began.  

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