UPDATE: Bedford records more than 50 cases in 24 hours

There were five deaths recorded

As of today (February 19), Bedford has recorded 55 new cases of coronavirus, with a total of 12,776 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were three deaths in Central Bedfordshire (544), no deaths in Luton (468) and five deaths in Bedford (462).

Central Bedfordshire has 44 new Covid cases with a total of 14,812, while Luton recorded 72 with a new total of 18,415.

Bedford (Google)

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 29,512 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 73,093 and Milton Keynes has 18,698 cases.

The new figures are recorded between 5pm the previous day to 5pm and unfortunately don't include the number of patients who have recovered from Covid-19.

In the UK, as of today, 16,875,536 people have received the first dose of the vaccination for Covid, and 589,591 have received their second dose. ​

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 12,027 and now stands at 4,095,269. The number of deaths has risen by 533 to 119,920.

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