UPDATE: Only four people test positive for Covid as restrictions are eased in Bedford

There were no deaths recorded in the town

Monday, 12th April 2021, 5:21 pm

As of today (April 12), Bedford has recorded just four new cases of coronavirus, with a total of 13,401 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There were no deaths in Bedford (485), none in Central Bedfordshire (569) or Luton (496).

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


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 14 new Covid cases with a total of 15,840, while Luton recorded 42 with a new total of 20,274.

Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 31,247 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 76,306 and Milton Keynes has 19,957 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.

In the UK, as of today, 32,190,576 people have received the first dose of the vaccination for Covid, and 7,656,205 have received their second dose. ​

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 3,568 and now stands at 4,373,343. The number of deaths has risen by 13 to 127,100.

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