EVENING UPDATE: Bedford records 14 new cases and one death

While Central Bedfordshire has 34

By Clare Turner
Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 10:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 10:29 am

As of last night (October 26), Bedford has recorded 14 new cases, with a total of 2,210 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There was one death in Bedford (174), one in Central Bedfordshire (233) and one in Luton (191).

In Central Bedfordshire, there were 34 new cases of Covid, with a total of 2,180 while Luton has 53, with a new total of 3,015.

Bedford (Google)

Nationally, the death toll has been 'recalculated' by officials. The new count is based on a new definition of who has died from Covid-19.

Previously, people in England who died at any stage following a positive test, regardless of the cause of their death, were counted in the figures.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 4,017 cases, Hertfordshire has 9,998 and Milton Keynes has 1,831 cases.

Previous data shared by Public Health England relied solely on Pillar 1 (testing from Public Health England and NHS Hospital Trusts), but as of Thursday, July 2, the information includes Pillar 2 (non-clinical and commercial testing).

It has seen a radical overhaul of how coronavirus infection data is presented across the country, with hundreds of new cases emerging in individual authorities.

The new figures are recorded between 5pm the previous day to 5pm.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 20,890 and now stands at 894,690. The number of deaths has risen by 102 to 44,998.

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