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