UPDATE: Bedford has 12 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

While Central Bedfordshire records five

Friday, 11th September 2020, 5:18 pm

As of today (September 11), Bedford has recorded 12 new cases, with a total of 1,503 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Central Bedfordshire has five new cases, with a total of 1,399 and Luton has seven, with a new total of 1,809.

Nationally, the death toll has been 'recalculated' by officials. The new count is based on a new definition of who has died from Covid-19.

Bedford (Google)

Previously, people in England who died at any stage following a positive test, regardless of the cause of their death, were counted in the figures.

However, there is now a cut off point of 28 days from the first laboratory-confirmed positive COVID test.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire has 2,052 cases, Hertfordshire has 5,133 and Milton Keynes has 1,027 cases.

Previous data shared by Public Health England relied solely on Pillar 1 (testing from Public Health England and NHS Hospital Trusts), but as of Thursday, July 2, the information includes Pillar 2 (non-clinical and commercial testing).

It has seen a radical overhaul of how coronavirus infection data is presented across the country, with hundreds of new cases emerging in individual authorities.

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

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 361,677. The number of deaths has risen by six to 41,614. At this time, the Government hasn't given a breakdown of where the deaths occurred in the country.

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