UPDATE: Bedford records over 200 cases in 24 hours

Bedford has recorded 17 deaths today

By Holly Patel
Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 5:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 5:40 pm

As of today (January 12), Bedford has recorded 208 new cases of coronavirus, with a total of 9,106 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Central Bedfordshire has 223 new Covid cases with a total of 10,949, while Luton recorded 293 with a new total of 13,324.

There were 17 deaths recorded in Bedford (292), eight deaths in Luton (318) and 10 deaths in Central Bedfordshire (373).

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Last Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced England would go into a third lockdown to help reduce the spread of the virus which is now being driven by a new mutation.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 21,774 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 55,077 and Milton Keynes has 14,235 cases.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 45,533 and now stands at 3,164,051. The number of deaths has risen by 1,243 to 83,203.

As of January 11, 2,431,648 people in the UK had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 412,167 had received their second dose. ​

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.

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