UPDATE: Bedford has over 60 positive Covid cases in 24 hours Bedford News

So far (August 31), Bedford has recorded 62 new cases for the second day in a row, with a total of 20,294 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England

Central Bedfordshire recorded 72, with a new total of 25,635, while Luton has 78, bringing the total to 27,927.

There were no deaths in Bedford (495), one in Luton (524) and two in Central Bedfordshire (590).


At Bedford Hospital and Luton & Dunstable Hospital, seven patients have been admitted in the past 24 hours, 82 are currently being treated in hospital and 10 patients are on ventilation.

There is no longer any distribution between the two hospitals.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 47,434 Covid cases, Hertfordshire 115,712 and Milton Keynes 28,768 cases.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has increased by 32,181 and now stands at 6,789,581. There have been 50 deaths, bringing the total to 132,535.

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

In the UK, as today, 48,048,009 people received the first dose of the Covid vaccine, and 42,790,585 received their second dose. In Bedford, 122,447 people received the first dose and 111,730 the second.

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

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This notice was published: 2021-08-31 16:24:31

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