UPDATE: Bedford records 12 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend

Central Bedfordshire has three new cases

By Holly Patel
Monday, 27th July 2020, 9:30 am
Updated Monday, 27th July 2020, 9:36 am

Bedford has recorded 12 new cases over the weekend, with a total of 1,324 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Central Bedfordshire has three new cases, with a total of 1,265 and Luton has nine new cases, with a total of 1,536.

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).

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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.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 299,426. The number of deaths has been recorded as 45,752.

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