Data released by the government shows 34 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Bedford today (May 20).
This high number of new cases is still a drop from yesterday’s figures where 50 cases were confirmed in just 24 hours.
Surge testing has started in the borough due to the peak of confirmed Covid cases in the area linked to the more transmissible Indian variant.
Due to this outbreak, Bedford still has one of the highest infection rates in the country. After today’s results, the infection rate is now 127 cases per 100,000 people.
In comparison, the national average is much lower, currently it is 22 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. No deaths from the virus have been confirmed in the past 24 hours in Bedford. A new patient has been admitted to a Bedfordshire hospital, who is in pain after testing positive for Covid.
In central Bedfordshire, 13 new cases of Covid were confirmed today and no deaths linked to the virus have been recorded. In Luton, 22 new cases of the virus have been reported, no deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test have been confirmed.
New UK figures show 2,874 other confirmed cases of Covid across the country and seven new deaths linked to the virus. The latest vaccination information released by Public Health England shows that 70.7% of the UK adult population have received their first dose of a Covid vaccine and 40.3% of adults have received second doses. In total, this represents 37,250,363 first doses administered since the start of deployment and 21,239,471 other second dose injections.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-20 15:40:22