UPDATE: Bedford has nearly 30 new cases of Covid - but Government changes the way it records deaths again

There were nine deaths nationally

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 4:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 4:39 pm

As of today (June 16), Bedford recorded 27 new cases of coronavirus, with a total of 15,068 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

However, the Government has changed the way its records deaths again.

In a statement on its website, it said some deaths previously reported in England have been reallocated to different resident local authorities.


Total deaths for England are unaffected, but some local authorities and regions will show inaccurate daily reported numbers because of this change

There were three deaths in Luton (504), none in Central Bedfordshire (571) - and the figures was revised by five in Bedford (481).

Central Bedfordshire has 28 new Covid cases with a total of 16,808, while Luton recorded 25, with a new total of 21,566.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 32,539 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 78,763 and Milton Keynes has 20,727 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 Bedford, as of today, 113,858 people have received the first dose of the vaccination for Covid, and 78,037 have received their second dose. In the UK, 72,461,462 people have been vaccinated.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 9,055 and now stands at 4,589,814. There were nine deaths, bringing the total to 127,926.

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