Public Health England have confirmed there are now over 200 cases of corona virus in Bedford Borough with 208 cases being recorded today.
The number of cases locally has risen steadily in the last few weeks, the first case being recorded on 17 March.
The number of cases across the UK reached 88,621 today, with 11,329 related deaths.
Bedford Hospital confirmed last week that so far there had been 40 coronavirus related deaths on their wards.
Bedford and the rest of the UK remain in lockdown with Dominic Raab, the First Secretary of State, tonight stating the ‘lockdown’ would not be lifted this week.
The Government has issued various guidelines for the ‘lockdown’:
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
More information is available on the Government’s dedicated coronavirus website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The Bedford Independent publishes the updated coronavirus figures daily at the following article.