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All the latest, fact-checked news about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how it is affecting Bedford, Bedford Town, Bedford Borough, Bedford businesses and Bedford people in one place.

For the latest coronavirus stats in Bedford, please read:
Coronavirus: latest confirmed cases in Bedford Borough

As we publish news articles relating to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Bedford, they will be added to this archive for easy access.

All of the team at Bedford Independent live in and around Bedford Borough and we aim to report on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on local people, local business and local economy.

Please check & follow the latest Government Advice and, if you suspect you have symptoms, follow the NHS guidelines.

coronavirus latest updates
We are regularly updating this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further details we receive from Bedford Hospital. All data is correct at time of...
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Bedford Hospital has confirmed they are treating a patient with COVID-19 (coronavirus). It is the first case in Bedford. In a statement to the Bedford Independent just before midnight yesterday...
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Bedford Borough has the highest coronavirus infection rate within the Eastern region. And with 685 confirmed cases and 174 deaths recorded at Bedford...
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A rise in cases or coronavirus could result in a local lockdown warn Borough leaders.The government has named Bedford as an 'area of concern' as 97 cases...
Bedfordshire Police have reported that four people, who were in self-isolation following concerns they may have displayed signs of COVID-19, have...
Eat Out To Help Out Pay It Forward
Foodies across Bedford are being encouraged to "Eat Out To Help Out" next month, with around 100 restaurants in the Borough signed up to a government scheme. The idea of the scheme...
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As Leicester prepares for a local lockdown and Bedford awaits the findings of the Public Health England and the Joint Biosecurity Centre 'deep dive'...
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Bedford Hospital has confirmed there have now been 200 coronavirus related deaths. The news comes as the Prime Minister announced easing of some lockdown measures, such as...
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A spokesperson for Bedford Hospital has today confirmed that 11 patients have now lost their lives to coronavirus. All of the patients were...
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Public Health England and the Joint Biosecurity Centre has agreed to in an in-depth investigation into Bedford's high coronavirus infection rate. Working with Bedford Borough Council's...
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Bedford’s mayor is worried that the borough’s crucial R-rate might have gone above the critical level needed to control the coronavirus pandemic...
The much-anticipated re-opening of the Barkers Lane Tidy Tip has been announced for Monday 11 May, but bookings to visit the site must be made in advance...