Stay home, urges council as Bedford hits record high of Covid cases
One in 100 people in the town tested positive in just seven days
Bedford borough has hit a new record high of Covid-19 cases, exceeding 1,000 per 100,000 for the first time.
The figures for the seven days from December 29 to January 4 show that there were 1,752 cases in Bedford borough or 1,011 per 100,000 population. This means that one in 100 people in Bedford tested positive for Covid-19 in just seven days.
With this new milestone, Bedford Borough Council is again urging residents to play their part and stay at home.
England is under a national lockdown with the law requiring everyone to stay at home as much as possible.
Vicky Head, director of public health at Bedford Borough Council, said: “This new milestone is a very unwelcome one, and really does show how much cases are increasing with the new variant of coronavirus spreading more easily.
“Covid-19 cases are increasing. Every single person must play their part. Please stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”
You may leave your home to:
*Shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
*Go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
*Exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
*Meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
*Seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
*Attend education or childcare - for those eligible