Covid-19 Update: 48 people in Bedford test positive for coronavirus

There were no deaths in Bedford - but one in Central Beds

As of today (June 4), Bedford recorded 48 new case of coronavirus, with a total of 14,649 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were no deaths in Bedford (485) or Luton (500) but there was one death Central Bedfordshire (571)

Central Bedfordshire has 43 new Covid cases with a total of 16,488, while Luton recorded 45 with a new total of 21,183.

A total of 14,649 people now been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Bedford, according to Public Health England

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 32,092 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 77,913 and Milton Keynes has 20,451 cases.

The figures were updated at 4pm today and unfortunately don't include the number of patients who have recovered from Covid-19.

In the UK, as of today, 39,949,694 people have received the first dose of the vaccination for Covid, and 26,799,944 have received their second dose.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 6,238 and now stands at 4,506,018. There were 11 deaths, bringing the total to 127,823.

Bedfordshire Hospitals Trust was caring for 12 coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show - down from 13 on the same day the previous week.

There were eight beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Across England there were 776 people in hospital with Covid as of June 1, with 123 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 29 per cent in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 24 per cent.

The figures also show that 22 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the week to May 30. This was up from 10 in the previous seven days.

The figures come from the Government website which is available for the public to view here.