Coronavirus latest: 250 cases in Central Bedfordshire over weekend

250 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Central Bedfordshire this weekend, according to statistics from Public Health England.

By Stewart Carr
Sunday, 13th December 2020, 7:45 pm
Updated Sunday, 13th December 2020, 7:50 pm

127 cases were confirmed in the district yesterday (Saturday) with another 123 added today.

The total number of cases in the district now stands at 4,536 (+123).

The case rate in Central Beds is currently 169.8 per 100,000.

Coronavirus (stock image)

Elsewhere in the county, Luton has 7,010 (+105) cases while Bedford's figure is at 3,859 (+78).

There have been 1,849,403 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 18,447.

64,170 deaths within 28 days of a positive test have been recorded, up by 144 today.

Central Bedfordshire entered tier two (high alert) restrictions along with the rest of Bedfordshire once lockdown ended on Wednesday, December 2.

According to government advice, in tier two:

> You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting;

> You must not socialise in a group of more than six people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’;

> Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a Covid-secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs;

> Pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals;

> Hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to provide table service only and stop taking orders after 10pm;

> Places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble.