Coronavirus latest: 14 new cases in Bedford over Bank Holiday Weekend

14 new instances of coronavirus have been confirmed in Bedford over the Bank Holiday Weekend, according to Public Health England.

By Stewart Carr
Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 11:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 11:40 am

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 1,442 (+14).

Elsewhere in the county, Central Bedfordshire has 1,358 (+8) cases, while Luton's figure stands at 1,729 (+6).

There have been 335,873 lab-confirmed cases in the UK, rising by 1,406 in the past 24 hours.

Coronavirus (stock image)

The number of Covid-19 associated UK deaths has been recorded as 41,501 - rising by two since yesterday.

Nationally, the death toll has been 'recalculated' by officials with a revised definition of who has died from Covid-19.

Previously, people in England who died at any stage following a positive test, regardless of the cause of their death, were counted in the figures.

However, there is now a cut off point of 28 days from the first laboratory-confirmed positive test.

The figures for the number of patients recovered from Covid-19 have not been released by Public Health England.