Coronavirus latest: Three new cases in Bedford

Three new instances of coronavirus have been confirmed in Bedford over the past 24 hours, according to Public Health England.

The total number of infections in the borough now stands at 1,302 (+3).

Elsewhere in the county, Central Bedfordshire has 1,254 (+1) cases while Luton's figure stands at 1,519 (+13).

Across the country, there have been 296,377 infections at an increase of 560 over the past 24 hours.

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45,501 people have died with coronavirus in the UK, up by 79 since yesterday.