Leighton Buzzard South has the most new Covid cases in Central Bedfordshire, but overall figures have fallen again Bedford News

New cases of COVID-19 fell again last week in central Bedfordshire, but remain higher than at the start of July.

Figures released today (Thursday) include data for the week through August 1, with Leighton Buzzard South being the worst affected area in the district with 46 new cases recorded.

Central bed statistics show a drop from 326 new weekly cases to 748, which represents a rate of 259.1 cases per 100,000 population, down from 372.1 for the previous reporting week (July 19-25). Over the past week, there has been one Covid-related death, bringing the total since January 2020 to 665.

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Neighbors Bedford and Luton have also seen a drop in the number of new cases, but there has been an increase in Milton Keynes.

Bedford has recorded 459 new cases (a rate of 264.9 per 100,000) and no deaths have been reported. Luton recorded 531 new cases (a rate of 249.2 per 100,000) with two deaths reported.

Milton Keynes had 782 new cases (290.2 cases per 100,000) and 1 death reported.

The Central Beds report says: “The drop in the number of cases here is welcome and we hope it will continue, although the level of new cases is still high and has increased in parts of Central Bedfordshire. The coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should be careful to help protect yourself and others.

“If you haven’t received your vaccine yet, get it now. Every day we see more and more evidence that vaccines work. People who have not received the vaccine are at greater risk of catching COVID-19 and getting sick. One in five people According to the chief executive of NHS England, being admitted to hospital in England with COVID-19 is between the ages of 18 and 34. Young people who have not been injected could get seriously ill and the best way to recover to protect is to get vaccinated.

“Last week, around 250,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 30 received their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but it is still important for young people who have not yet taken the opportunity to manifest and receive their vaccine. . If you received your first dose, you can now receive your second dose after 56 days. “

The central bed figures by department for new cases are as follows: Leighton Buzzard South 46, Toddington 45, Dunstable-Northfields 42, Flitwick 39, Cranfield and Marston Moretaine 36, Arlesey 36, Stotfold and Langford 35, Leighton Buzzard North 31, Sandy 30, Biggleswade North 29, Shefford 29, Ampthill 28, Dunstable-Central 27, Dunstable-Icknield 27, Dunstable-Watling 27, Linslade 27, Dunstable-Manshead 24, Caddington 22, Barton-le-Clay 21, Biggleswade South 21, Tithe Farm 20, Houghton Hall 18, Potton 13, Houghton Conquest and Haynes 11, Aspley and Woburn 11, Silsoe and Shillington 11, Northill 10, Parkside 9, Heath and Reach 8, Eaton Bray 8, Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield 7.

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This notice was published: 2021-08-05 16:54:39

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