UPDATE: Almost 30 people in Bedford test positive for Covid in just 24 hours

But Government changes way it records figures again

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 4:32 pm

As of today (May 18), Bedford recorded 27 new case of coronavirus, with a total of 13,944 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

However, the Government has revised historical case data in England.

On it's website, it said the introduction of a new system disrupted the removal of cases where a positive rapid lateral flow test was followed by all negative laboratory tests taken within three days.


Therefore 4,776 additional cases have been removed today - including Central Bedfordshire, which has had 10 cases wiped.

It now has a new total of 16,160. Meanwhile, Luton recorded eight new cases with a new total of 20,839.

The number of deaths in Bedford (484) and Central Bedfordshire (570) were revised down by one. Luton recorded no new deaths (499).

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 31,751 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 77,239 and Milton Keynes has 20,231 cases.

The new figures are recorded between 5pm the previous day to 5pm and unfortunately don't include the number of patients who have recovered from Covid-19.

In the UK, as of today, 36,811,405 people have received the first dose of the vaccination for Covid, and 20,546,452 have received their second dose. ​

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 2,412 and now stands at 4,450,392. The number of deaths has risen by seven to 127,691.

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