WEEKEND UPDATE: Bedfordshire records over 1,000 new coronavirus cases

There were also 12 deaths in the county
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Over the weekend, Bedfordshire recorded 1,012 new cases, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Out of that figure, Bedford has 299 new cases, with a total of 9,994 people now diagnosed with the deadly virus; Central Bedfordshire has 325 cases, with a total of 11,870 and Luton has 388 cases, with a new total of 14,411.

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There were three deaths recorded in Bedford (315), three deaths in Luton (334) and six deaths in Central Bedfordshire (394).

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Meanwhile, Buckinghamshire now has 23,642 cases of Covid, Hertfordshire has 59,732 and Milton Keynes has 15,396 cases.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases is now 3,395,959 and the number of deaths is now 89,261.

The estimated R number is 1.2 to 1.3 with a daily infection growth rate range of +2% to +5% as of 15 January.

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In the UK, as of January 16, 3,857,266 people in the UK had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 449,736 had received their second dose. ​

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.

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