EVENING UPDATE: Bedford records 36 cases

While Central Bedfordshire also records 36

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 10:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 10:31 am

As of last night (November 3), Bedford had 36 new cases, with a total of 2,449 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were no deaths in Luton (192), no deaths in Bedford (174) and the figure was revised down by one in Central Bedfordshire (235).

In Central Bedfordshire, there were 36 new cases of Covid, with a total of 2,506 while Luton has 92, with a new total of 3,564.

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 4,800 cases, Hertfordshire has 11,643 and Milton Keynes has 2,220 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 20,018 and now stands at 1,073,882. The number of deaths has risen by 397 to 47,250.

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