Coronavirus: latest confirmed cases in Bedford Borough

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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.

Monday 3 August: 1,362 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

Public Health England (PHE) say there have been 20 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough over the last few days, since Thursday 30 July.

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,362

All data is correct at time of publication but may be updated as further information becomes available. Cases are only those reported at hospitals and do not include any cases within the community that are not being officially tested.


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Thursday 30 July: 1,342 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

Public Health England (PHE) say there have been just 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough since 27 July.

Monday 27 July: 1,330 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,305.

This is a rise of 25 since Thursday 24 July.

Thursday 23 July: 1,305 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,305.

This is a rise of three since yesterday.

Wednesday 22 July: 1,302 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,302.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 223.

Tuesday 21 July: 1,299 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,299.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 223.

Monday 20 July: 1,296 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,296.

This is a rise of just one since yesterday.

Bedford’s infection rate appears to be dropping, with a ranking of 7th. Previously, Bedford had the fifth highest infection rate in the UK.

Sunday 19 July: 1,295 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,295.

The number of cases has risen by 14 since last Thursday.

Thursday 16 July: 1,281 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,281.

The number of cases has risen by six since Tuesday.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 219.

Tuesday 14 July: 1,275 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data) and 219 deaths

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,275.

The number of cases has risen by three since the weekend.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 219.

Sunday 12 July: 1,272 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,272.

The number of cases has risen by four since Friday.

Friday 10 July: 1,268 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

Utilising pillar 1 and pillar 2 data, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,268.

This is a rise of 30 cases since the weekend.

Sunday 5 July: 1,238 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

Utilising pillar 1 and pillar 2 data, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,238.

This is a rise of nine cases.

Thursday 2 July: 1,227 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

After repeated calls to include pillar 2 data in the daily figures, PHE has today revised their methodology for reporting positive cases.

Pillar 2 data which has been collected from drive-through testing labs and home testing kits was not previously included in Public Health England (PHE)’s daily data.

By including data collected in all settings, we now have a far more accurate picture of the number of confirmed cases in Bedford Borough.

Utilising pillar 1 and pillar 2 data, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,227.

This sees 422 more cases.

Wednesday 1 July: 805 cases (pillar 1 data)

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen to 805.

This is based on pillar 1 data. Pillar 2 data which has been collected from drive-through testing labs, and home testing kits is not currently included in Public Health England (PHE)’s daily data.

Read: Exclusive: Bedford’s coronavirus cases could be twice as high

It is believed that, including pillar 2 data, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford could be double the current PHE figures.

Sunday 28 June: 802 cases (pillar 1 data)

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen above 800 over the weekend.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 201.

Wednesday 24 June: 776 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen by 16 overnight.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital has now reached 200.

Tuesday 23 June: 776 cases and 200 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen by 31 in the last week.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by four and has now reached 200.

Tuesday 16 June: 745 cases and 196 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is now 745.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by four since the weekend to 196.

Sunday 14 June: 728 cases and a total of 192 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen by 14 since Thursday, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by two since Thursday to 192.

Thursday 11 June: 714 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen by 11 since Tuesday, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The Upper Tier Local Authority (UTLA) of Bedford has an infection rate of 416/100,000 population and ranks 14th in the country.

Uncertainly remains over whether Bedford’s R-rating has risen to 1, which could trigger a localised ‘lockdown’.

Read: Coronavirus data questioned amid fears Bedford’s R-rate exceeds one

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hosptial is 190.

Tuesday 9 June: 703 cases and a total of 190 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen by 50 since last Thursday (4 June), according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 190.

Thursday 4 June: 653 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 653, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 174.

Tuesday 2 June: 652 cases and a total of 174 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has been revised to 652, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 174.

Monday 1 June: 654 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has remained static overnight, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bedford Borough is now 654.

Sunday 31 May: 654 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus rose by 19 this weekend, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bedford Borough is now 654.

Wednesday 27 May: 635 cases and a total of 163 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus rose by 24 overnight, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bedford Borough is now 635.

The number of Covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital now stands at 163.

Tuesday 26 May: 611 cases

According to the Public Health England website statistics, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 611.

Thursday 21 May: 584 cases

According to the Public Health England website statistics, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 584.

Sunday 17 May: 549 cases and total of 146 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is nearing 550 according to the Public Health England website.  The number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded at Bedford Hospital is now 146.

Wednesday 13 May: 531 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to 531 according to the Public Health England website.

Tuesday 12 May: 501 cases and a total of 140 coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 501 according to the Public Health England website.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital has now risen to 140.

Sunday 10 May: 501 cases and a total of 138 coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has now exceeded 500. There are 501 cases according to the Public Health England website.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital now stands at 138.

Wednesday 6 May: 476 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has risen by 20 to 476.

Monday 4 May: 456 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has risen to 456.

Wednesday 29 April: 424 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough remains at 424, the same as yesterday’s figure.

Tuesday 28 April: 424 cases

Public Health England reports that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough is now at 424, an increase of 35.

Bedford Hospital has announced that a maintenance worker at the hospital, Graham Thorne, lost his life to COVID-19 on Saturday 20 April.

Read: Bedford Hospital confirms COVID-19 death of ‘perfect’ staff member Graham Thorne

There have been four confirmed COVID-19-related deaths at Bedford Hospital in the last seven days.

Monday 27 April: 389 cases

Public Health England reports that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough is now at 389.

Thursday 23 April: 353 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough is now at 353, an overnight increase of 13.

The have been no recorded deaths at Bedford Hospital since 21 April.

Wednesday 22 April: 340 cases and a total of 80 coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough is now at 340, according to Public Health England statistics.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Bedford in now 80.

Monday 20 April: 326 cases

After a weekend when the number of cases in Bedford Borough plateaued, Monday saw a rise of 37 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April: 289 cases

Public Health England have confirmed 289 cases of COVID-19 in Bedford Borough.

Friday 17 April: 268 cases

268 confirmed cases is a rise of 24 on yesterday’s total.

Thursday 16 April: 244 cases and a total of 59 coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has risen by five today. The total is now 244.

Bedford Hospital has confirmed that as of 5pm on 15 April, there were 59 deaths of patients who tested positive for COVID-19.

Wednesday 15 April: 239 cases

The confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has remained at 239, the same as yesterday’s recorded number.

Tuesday 14 April: 239 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough is now at 239, according to Public Health England statistics.

Monday 13 April: 208 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has now exceeded 200, with Public Health England confirming 208 cases.

Sunday 12 April: 185 cases

Public Health England confirmed 185 cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough.

Saturday 11 April: 174 cases

In the last 24 hours there have been a further 16 cases reported taking the total in Bedford to 174 cases. Yesterday, Bedford Hospital confirmed there have been 40 COVID-19 related deaths.

Read: Coronavirus deaths at Bedford Hospital hit 40

Friday 10 April: 158 cases

There are now 158 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough, according to Public Health England. The UK total stands at 65,077.

Thursday 9 April: 139 cases

The Public Health England website states that there are now 139 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough.

Wednesday 8 April: 135 cases

There are now 135 cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough. The UK total is 60,733.

Tuesday 7 April: 120 cases

The number of confirmed cases in Bedford Borough has risen by 10, to 120.

Monday 6 April: 110 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has now exceeded 100.

According to statistics on the Public Health England website, there are now 110 cases in the Borough.

The number of cases in total in the UK is 51,608.


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Sunday 5 April: 97 cases

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bedford are nearing 100. The figures on the Public Health England website show there are now 97 confirmed cases in the Borough.

Saturday 4 April: 83 cases

The number of confirmed cases in Bedford Borough has risen by 9 to 83, according to the Public Health England website.

Members of the public are urged to remain at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Friday 3 April: 74 cases

The number of cases in Bedford Borough recorded on the Public Health England website today is 74.

Thursday 2 April: 72 cases and hospital confirms 11 coronavirus-related deaths in Bedford

The number of confirmed cases has today risen by 12 to 72. In a statement from Bedford Hospital, it was confirmed that 11 patients being treated for the virus had lost their lives.

All of the patients were over 60 with underlying health issues.

Read: Latest news: Hospital confirms there have been 11 coronavirus deaths in Bedford

Wednesday 1 April: 60 cases

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford have almost doubled over-night, with the total reaching 60.

The statistics are updated daily by Public Health England and record the figures for the preceding day.

The number of confirmed cases has risen from 34 recorded yesterday (Tuesday).

25,150 people in the UK have now tested positive for the virus, with 93% making a full recovery.


Government guidelines

From Wednesday 13 May, the lockdown guidelines have been adapted.

Read: As lockdown is relaxed, Government clarifies new guidance on spending time outdoors

While some restrictions remain in place, you can now:

  • continue shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine
  • daily unlimited exercise, for example a run, walk, or cycle – some sports facilities, such as tennis courts and golf clubs are also allowed to reopen
  • relax in a park or open outdoor space with members of your own household
  • meet up with no more than one person from another household in an outdoor space for any reason, but you must observe social distancing
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only in roles that cannot be done from home

You cannot:

  •  go on holiday
  •  visit and stay overnight at a holiday home or second home
  •  visit the homes of friends and family, unless it’s to help a vulnerable person, for medical reasons, or to take a child to another household with whom parental responsibilities are shared

It is also advised that you do not use public transport to travel, using a car or bike instead. If you do use public transport then wearing a face mask may be required.

More information is available on the Government’s dedicated coronavirus website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

This article is being updated regularly.

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