UPDATE: Bedford records 23 new cases in 24 hours

While Central Bedfordshire also has 23

Friday, 23rd October 2020, 4:58 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd October 2020, 5:02 pm

As of today (October 23), Bedford has recorded 23 new cases, with a total of 2,147 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were no deaths in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire but one in Luton.

In Central Bedfordshire, there were 23 new cases of Covid, with a total of 2,072 while Luton has 41, with a new total of 2,876.

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 now has 3,755 cases, Hertfordshire has 9,393 and Milton Keynes has 1,716 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 20,530 and now stands at 830,998. The number of deaths has risen by 224 to 44,571.

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