UPDATE: Bedford records over 90 cases in 24 hours

There were nine deaths in the town

As of today (February 4), Bedford has recorded 99 new cases of coronavirus, with a total of 12,018 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were three deaths in Luton (422), 10 deaths in Central Bedfordshire (496) and nine deaths in Bedford (413).

Central Bedfordshire has 83 new Covid cases with a total of 14,017, while Luton recorded 139 with a new total of 17,196.

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Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 27,904 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 69,855 and Milton Keynes has 17,870 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.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 20,634 and now stands at 3,892,459. The number of deaths has risen by 915 to 110,250.

As of February 3, in the UK, 10,490,487 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 501,957 had received their second dose.

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