Covid-19 update: Bedford records over 70 new cases in just 24 hours

Central Bedfordshire records 20 new cases

Friday, 21st May 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 21st May 2021, 4:32 pm

As of today (May 21), Bedford recorded 72 new case of coronavirus, with a total of 14,099 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There was one death in Bedford (485) and none in Central Bedfordshire (570) and Luton (499).

Central Bedfordshire has 20 new Covid cases with a total of 16,204, while Luton recorded 18 with a new total of 20,887.

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Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 31,775 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 77,331 and Milton Keynes has 20,253 cases.

The new figures are recorded between 5pm the previous day to 5pm and unfortunately don't include the number of patients who have recovered from Covid-19.

In the UK, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 2,829 to 4,457,923. The number of deaths has risen by nine to 127,710.

As of May 20, in the UK, 37,518,614 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 21,659,783 had received their second dose.

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