UPDATE: Bedford records 19 new cases in 24 hours

While Central Bedfordshire has 23

As of today (October 13), Bedford has recorded 19 new cases, with a total of 1,910 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were no new deaths in the town or county.

Central Bedfordshire has 23 new cases of Covid, with a total of 1,787 and Luton has 35, with a new total of 2,398.

Bedford (Google)

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.

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.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire has 2,945 cases, Hertfordshire has 7,585 and Milton Keynes has 1,430 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 has risen by 17,234 and now stands at 634,920. The number of deaths has risen by 143 to 43,018.

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