UPDATE: Bedford records six new cases of coronavirus over the weekend

Central Bedfordshire has eight more cases

By Holly Patel
Monday, 24th August 2020, 9:24 am
Updated Monday, 24th August 2020, 9:28 am

Bedford has recorded six new cases of coronavirus over the weekend, the borough now has 1,413 confirmed cases, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Central Bedfordshire has eight more cases, bringing the total to 1,332 cases and Luton has 1,704 cases (+9).

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire has 1,860 cases, Hertfordshire has 4,566 and Milton Keynes has 945 cases.

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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.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 325,642, and the number of deaths is 41,429.

Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the first laboratory-confirmed positive COVID test.

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