Coronavirus cases rise slightly across Borough

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Cases of coronavirus have risen slightly since last week, but are still below the previous high rate across Bedford Borough.

There have been 11.5 cases of coronavirus per 100,000, it was 5.8 per 100,000 the previous week.

This equates to about 20 cases in the last seven days. 1,160 have been tested.

You can see the full stats by clicking the image above.

There have not been any deaths registered involving COVID-19 since the week between 7-14 August.

Rates dropped to 5.8 per 100,000 in the same week and the government has said Bedford is no longer a ‘area of concern’.

Read: Bedford no longer coronavirus ‘area of concern’ says government

The Mayor has asked people to “continue to socially distance, wear a face covering on public transport, in shops, supermarkets, and enclosed spaces’.

He also reminded people to continue to “wash or sanitise your hands regularly”.

  • Get tested and self-isolating if you have symptoms.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitiser.
  • Try to limit the number of people from outside your household that you see. You can meet outdoors in groups of up to six people who you do not live with, or more if everyone is exclusively from two households
  • Avoid gatherings and going into other people’s houses
  • Keep 2 metres away from people who are not from your household. Do not hug, kiss or shake hands with people when you greet them
  • Wear a face covering in busy places, like in shops and on public transport

The council has said they are talking to local businesses who may not be supporting social distancing guidelines.

Symptoms of coronavirus include: a new, persistent cough, a temperature or a change or loss of your sense of taste or smell.

A walk-in testing centre has been opened in Prebend Street offering tests seven days a week.

Read: New Covid-19 walk-in testing centre opens on Prebend Street

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