UPDATE: More than 70 people in Bedford test positive for Covid – with 12 patients on ventilation Bedford News

To date (August 6), Bedford has registered 72 new cases, with a total of 18,341 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England

Central Bedfordshire recorded 111, with a new total of 22,818, while Luton has 143, bringing the total to 25,562.

There were no deaths in Bedford (486) or Luton (511) – but one in Central Bedfordshire (577).


At Bedford Hospital and Luton & Dunstable Hospital, four patients have been admitted in the past 24 hours, 47 are currently being treated in hospital and 12 patients are on ventilation.

There is no longer any distribution between the two hospitals.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 41,996 Covid cases, Hertfordshire 103,358 and Milton Keynes 25,900 cases.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has increased by 30,215 and now stands at 5,982,581. There have been 92 deaths, bringing the total to 130,178.

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

In the UK, as today, 46,961,830 people had received the first dose of the Covid vaccine, and 39,047,529 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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