To date (July 26), Bedford has registered 74 new cases of the coronavirus, with a total of 17,564 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England

Central Bedfordshire has recorded 114 cases, with a new total of 21,648, while Luton has 81, bringing the total to 24,562.

There were no deaths in Bedford (485), Central Bedfordshire (576) or Luton (509).


At Bedford Hospital and Luton & Dunstable Hospital, 10 patients have been admitted in the past 24 hours, 24 are currently being treated in hospital and four patients are on ventilation.

There is no longer any distribution between the two hospitals.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 40,078 Covid cases, Hertfordshire 97,981 and Milton Keynes 24,670 cases.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has increased by 24,950 and now stands at 5,722,298. There have been 14 deaths, bringing the total to 129,172.

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The new figures unfortunately do not include the number of patients who have recovered from Covid-19.

In the UK, as today, 46,589,211 people had received the first dose of the Covid vaccine, and 37,287,384 had received their second dose.

The figures come from the government website which is available to the public to view here

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This notice was published: 2021-07-26 16:34:39