Update: here's how many new positive cases were recorded in Bedford in 24 hours

Central Bedfordshire recorded just two new cases

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 4:36 pm

As of today (April 15), Bedford recorded just two new case of coronavirus, with a total of 13,414 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were no deaths in Bedford (485), or in Central Bedfordshire (569) and one was recorded in Luton (497).

Since Friday, Public Health England has changed the way cases are reported again.

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Cases that have been identified through a positive rapid lateral flow test will be removed for people who took Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests within three days that were all negative.

Central Bedfordshire has two new Covid cases with a total of 15,865, while Luton recorded 40 with a new total of 20,375.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 31,307 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 76,403 and Milton Keynes has 20,000 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 2,672 to 4,380,976. The number of deaths has risen by 30 to 127,191.

As of April 14, in the UK, 32,444,439 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 8,513,864 had received their second dose.

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