Confirmed number of coronavirus cases in Bedford Borough now exceeds 2,000


The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since the end of March has now exceeded 2,000.

The confirmation of 33 new cases overnight has brought the total to 2,028.

Read:Coronavirus: latest confirmed cases in Bedford Borough

So far in the UK, according to the Public Health England website, 733,409 people in the UK have received a positive coronavirus test result.

On Friday (16 October), Bedford Hospital confirmed they had four patients that have tested positive for Covid-19, but they do not have any patients that are currently being treated for Covid-19.

The total number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 231.

In a statement to the Bedford Independent, Mayor Dave Hodgson said, “2,000 Covid-19 cases locally isn’t a landmark that any of us wanted to reach.

“The most recent weekly data shows that Bedford Borough is at a rate of 76.7 cases per 100,000 people in our population, and this figure has been rising.

“It is really important that we all keep following the Hands, Face, Space guidance – wash your hands, wear a face covering, make space – and limit contact with people we don’t live with.

“Bedford Borough is currently at a ‘medium’ COVID alert level and we all need to play our part if we want to avoid moving into the ‘high’ level, which would see stricter rules imposed.”

Since the beginning of April, the Bedford Independent has been reporting the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Borough based on data from the Public Health England (PHE) website. Bedford Borough Council collate their information from PHE and the Office for National Statistics which may account for slight discrepancies between the two.

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