The Indian variant is now the dominant strain of the virus in Bedford

Here are the areas in Bedford where Covid infections have risen as Indian variant takes hold

Is lockdown in the town still working?

Friday, 14th May 2021, 4:15 pm

Lockdown is gradually lifting across England - but in Bedford coronavirus cases are rising daily.

The so-called Indian variant is fast becoming a cause of concern for the Government with infections identified in Bolton, Blackburn, Darwen, Leicester and Nottingham - as well as our town where it is now believed to be the dominant variant

The latest figures show 11 out of 20 neighbourhoods in Bedford have had an increase in infections in the latest seven-day period, the first week of May.

Now with gyms, bars and restaurants also open to customers again, we reveal which neighbourhoods had the biggest rise in case rates per 100,000 people between May 1 and 8.

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