No new coronavirus deaths at Bedford Hospital

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bedford is 486

By Holly Patel
Thursday, 7th May 2020, 5:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th May 2020, 5:58 pm

There have been no new coronavirus deaths at the Bedford Hospital Trust over the past 24 hours.

NHS England figures show 126 people had died in hospital at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday, May 6 – the same number as on Tuesday.

A week ago, there had been 115 deaths recorded.

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Of 23 trusts within the region, Bedford Hospital trust has the ninth-highest death toll.

NHS England guidance states: "Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure."

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.

The figures released from Public Health England show that there are 486 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Bedford.

Central Bedfordshire has 521 confirmed cases and Luton has 628 confirmed cases.

But the true number of cases is thought to be far higher with many people not being tested.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 206,715 (includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the country totals), rising by 5,614. The number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths has been recorded as 30,615, rising by 539 - according to Public Health England.

The number of deaths are people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory.

The figures for the number of patients recovered from COVID-19 have not been released by Public Health England.

The new figures were recorded between 5pm on Tuesday and 5pm on Wednesday.