UPDATE: Bedford records 27 new cases in 24 hours

While Central Bedfordshire has 28

As of today (October 27), Bedford has recorded 27 new cases, with a total of 2,237 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There was one death in Central Bedfordshire (234) and no deaths in Bedford (174) or Luton (191).

In Central Bedfordshire, there were 28 new cases of Covid, with a total of 2,208 while Luton has 50, with a new total of 3,065.

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 4,110 cases, Hertfordshire has 10,172 and Milton Keynes has 1,896 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 22,885 and now stands at 917,575. The number of deaths has risen by 367 to 45,365.

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