EVENING UPDATE: Bedford records another jump in positive cases - but no deaths

Cases rise by 35 in the town

By Clare Turner
Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 10:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 10:40 am

As of last night (November 9), Bedford had 35 new cases, with a total of 2,634 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were no deaths in Bedford (177), no deaths in Luton (198) and no deaths in Central Bedfordshire (239).

In Central Bedfordshire, there were 55 new cases of Covid, with a total of 2,781 while Luton has 77, with a new total of 4,027.

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 5,537 cases, Hertfordshire has 13,039 and Milton Keynes has 2,535 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 21,350 and now stands at 1,213,363. The number of deaths has risen by 194 to 49,238.

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