Two die from Covid as cases continue to rise in Bedford

Nearly 80 people were admitted to hospital
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As of last night (Thursday February 23), Bedford recorded 118 cases in a week, with a total of 71,297 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Heath England

Central Bedfordshire recorded 157 cases, with a new total of 109,328, while Luton has 73, taking the total to 81,488.

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And with Bedford recording 118 cases since the previous Thursday – that averages at over 16 cases a day.

Bedford recorded two deaths (734), Luton also recorded two (800), as did Central Bedfordshire (919).

Currently, 72 people are being treated for Covid at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and 79 patients were admitted in the last seven days.

One patient is in a ventilation bed.

Unfortunately, there is no further breakdown between the two hospitals – Bedford and Luton & Dunstable.

The figures come from the Government website