Bedford Mayor has once again warned of localised additional restrictions in the Borough after a rapid increased in positive coronavirus cases in the area.
- 72 people have tested positive in the last seven days, an increase of 3.7% in the previous week.
- This equates to 41.5 people in every 100,000 testing positive, an increase of 13.2 from the previous week
There has been sadly one death in the same period, deaths due to coronavirus remain low, with 181 recorded since 1 January this year.
“Whilst this is a nationwide problem, a number of areas in Bedford Borough have seen increases in cases,” said the Mayor.
“These increases have been in Bedford, Kempston and also in the more rural areas.”
Schools have also been affected. Goldington Academy sent some pupils home this week, and Sharnbrook Academy confirmed that 11 people at the school also tested positive.
As the Prime Minister has said we need, more than ever, to continue to wash or sanitise our hands regularly for 20 seconds, wear masks where required, maintain social distancing and stick to the ‘Rule of 6’,” urged the Mayor.
“We do not want to have additional restrictions locally that other areas have had imposed. We can only avoid these additional restrictions if everyone continues to follow the guidance and regulations.”