EVENING UPDATE: Bedford records 28 new cases

While Central Bedfordshire recorded 24 last night

Friday, 23rd October 2020, 11:06 am
Updated Friday, 23rd October 2020, 11:10 am

As of last night (October 22), Bedford recorded 28 new cases, with a total of 2,124 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There was one death in Central Bedfordshire and two deaths in Luton.

In Central Bedfordshire, there were 24 new cases of Covid, with a total of 2,049 while Luton has 65, with a new total of 2,835.

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 3,677 cases, Hertfordshire has 9,212 and Milton Keynes has 1,695 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 21,242 and now stands at 810,467. The number of deaths has risen by 189 to 44,347.

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