UPDATE: Bedford records 33 new cases and two deaths in 24 hours

While Central Bedfordshire has 44 cases and two deaths

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 4:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 4:44 pm

As of today (November 4), Bedford has 33 new cases, with a total of 2,482 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were two deaths in Bedford (176), three deaths in Luton (195), and two deaths in Central Bedfordshire (237).

In Central Bedfordshire, there were 44 new cases of Covid, with a total of 2,550, while Luton has 78, with a new total of 3,642.

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 4,937 cases, Hertfordshire has 11,905 and Milton Keynes has 2,278 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 25,177 and now stands at 1,099,059. The number of deaths has risen by 492 to 47,742.

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