Coronavirus latest: 11 new cases confirmed in Bedford today

11 new coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Bedford over the past 24 hours, according to figures from Public Health England.

Thursday, 1st October 2020, 4:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th December 2020, 11:05 pm

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 1,667 (+11).

Elsewhere in the county, Central Bedfordshire has 1,568 (+8) cases, while Luton's figure stands at 2,111 (+21).

There have been 460,178 lab-confirmed cases in the UK, up by 6,914 today.

The number of Covid-19 associated UK deaths has been recorded as 42,202 - rising by 59 since yesterday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new restrictions which came into effect on Thursday to curb the rising tide in new Covid-19 infections across the country.

Pubs and restaurants must close by 10pm and are required to offer table service only, with customers wearing masks except when eating and drinking.

The move has been criticised as "devastating" by the UK hospitality centre, but the PM has warned that restrictions may be toughened up further if the number of new infections continues to increase.