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

Central Bedfordshire records six

By Holly Patel
Monday, 7th September 2020, 9:58 am
Updated Monday, 7th September 2020, 10:02 am

Bedford has recorded three new cases over the weekend, the total for the borough is now 1,460, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Central Bedfordshire has six new cases, with a total of 1,382 and Luton has 16, with a new total of 1,770.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire has 1,994 cases, Hertfordshire has 4,951 and Milton Keynes has 992 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 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.

However, there is now a cut off point of 28 days from the first laboratory-confirmed positive COVID test.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 347,152. The number of deaths has been recorded as 41,551.

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