Covid cases in Queen's Park, Cauldwell, Kingsbrook and Elstow spike as Indian variant gets tighter grip on Bedford

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Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 3:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 3:54 pm

Figures from Public Health England show a breakdown of coronavirus cases in Bedford for seven days up to May 12.

Most areas of the borough have experienced a slight rise or even drop in cases but in some wards - namely Queen's Park, Cauldwell, Kingsbrook and Elstow - cases over a seven-day period have gone into double figures.

In the space of a week, cases in Queen's Park have gone from three to 15; in Cauldwell they have risen from four to 24; in Kingsbrook from 13 to 27; while in Elstow, Shortstown & Wixams they have jumped from 13 to a staggering 40.

Most parts of Bedford borough have had a spike in Indian variant cases

Earlier, Bedford Today revealed how surge testing is due to take place in the town following a rise in Indian variant casesYesterday (May 17), further restrictions were eased - including six people or two households being able to meet indoors as well as pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants being allowed to serve customers indoors.

Here is a breakdown of the confirmed cases in the seven days to May 12.

Bromham & Biddenham - 15 cases

Brickhill - 4 cases

Castle & Kingsway - 4 cases

Cauldwell - 24 cases

Clapham, Oakley & Thurleigh - 4 cases

De Parys - 0-2 cases

Elstow, Shortstown & Wixams - 40 cases

Goldington - 9 cases

Harpur - 10 cases

Harrold, Chellington & Turvey - 19 cases

Kempston Central & East - 0-2 cases

Kempston North - 0-2 cases

Kempston West & South - 8 cases

Kingsbrook - 27 cases

Newnham - 7 cases

Putnoe - 9 cases

Queen's Park - 15 cases

Riseley & Sharnbrook - 5 cases

Wootton & Stewartby - 6 cases

Wyboston, Great Barford & Cople - 3 cases

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