Coronavirus latest: Two new cases confirmed in Bedford

Two new coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Bedford in the last 24 hours, according to Public Health England.

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 805 (+2).

Bedford has the seventh worst infection rate of authorities across England and Wales, at 469.1 per 100,000.

Elsewhere in the county, Central Bedfordshire stands still at 778 (+0) cases while Luton's figure has risen to 861 (+3).

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Across the country, there have been 313,483 infections at an increase of 829 over the past 24 hours.

43,906 people have died with coronavirus in the UK, up by 176 since yesterday.