UPDATE: Bedford has six new cases of coronavirus

Central Bedfordshire has two

By Holly Patel
Friday, 31st July 2020, 8:53 am
Updated Friday, 31st July 2020, 8:58 am

The latest figures show six new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford, with a total of 1,342, according to Public Health England.

Central Bedfordshire also has two new cases, with a total of 1,270 and Luton has five new cases, with a new total of 1,557

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire has 1,737 cases, Hertfordshire has 4,280 and Milton Keynes has 876 cases.

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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 302,301. The number of deaths has been recorded as 45,999.

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