UPDATE: 74 people diagnosed with coronavirus in Bedford and 99 in Central Beds

Cases in town rise by two

By Clare Turner
Friday, 3rd April 2020, 4:02 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd April 2020, 4:04 pm

Today (April 3) Bedford has had a total of 74 diagnosed cases of the deadly virus - a rise of two.

Central Bedfordshire has no new cases, with 99 and Luton has one more case, up to 116.

These numbers are lower than Hertfordshire (637) and Buckinghamshire (222) and Milton Keynes (141) but members of the public are urged to remain indoors as much as possible to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Bedford (Google)

The new figures are now recorded between 5pm the previous day to 5pm.

Last Monday, the government announced tougher social distancing measures, with all outdoor activities prohibited except for food shopping, one daily exercise, treatment of a condition and any essential travel for work.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 38,168. The number of deaths has been recorded as 3,605, according to Public Health England.