Coronavirus latest: Six new cases confirmed in Bedford

Six new instances of coronavirus have been confirmed in Bedford in the past 24 hours.

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 1,491 (+6).

Elsewhere in the county, Central Bedfordshire has 1,394 (+6) cases, while Luton's figure stands at 1,802 (+9).

There have been 358,138 lab-confirmed cases in the UK, rising by 2,919 in the past 24 hours.

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The number of Covid-19 associated UK deaths has been recorded as 41,608 - rising by 14 since yesterday.

Nationally, the death toll has been 'recalculated' by officials using a revised definition of coronavirus-related deaths.

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 coronavirus test.