Update: Bedford cases remain low as 10 people test positive for Covid

However, there are still no deaths in the town

Friday, 16th April 2021, 4:31 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 4:32 pm

As of today (April 16), Bedford recorded seven new case of coronavirus, with a total of 13,421 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were no deaths in Bedford (485), none in Central Bedfordshire (569) or Luton (497).

Since last Friday, Public Health England has changed the way cases are reported again.


Cases that have been identified through a positive rapid lateral flow test will be removed for people who took Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests within three days that were all negative.

Central Bedfordshire has five new Covid cases with a total of 15,870, while Luton recorded 19 with a new total of 20,394.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 31,329 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 76,442 and Milton Keynes has 20,010 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, 32,574,221 people have received the first dose of the vaccination for Covid, and 8,931,547 have received their second dose. ​

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 2,596 and now stands at 4,383,732. The number of deaths has risen by 34 to 127,225.

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