Coronavirus latest: 86 new cases and 7 deaths in Central Bedfordshire today

86 new coronavirus infections and seven deaths have been confirmed in Central Bedfordshire today (Thursday), according to figures from Public Health England.

By Stewart Carr
Thursday, 21st January 2021, 10:57 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st January 2021, 11:00 pm

The total number of cases in the district now stands at 12,494 (+86).

A daily rise of seven deaths (within 28 days of a positive test) was reported in Central Beds today, with 418 in total since the pandemic began

The case rate in Central Beds is now 436.2 per 100,000.

Coronavirus latest

Elsewhere in the county, Luton has 15,204 (+138) cases while Bedford's figure is at 10,595 (+113).

There have been 3,543,646 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 37,892.

94,580 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 1,290 today.

Under the current lockdown, you must not leave or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave home to:

> Shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person

> Go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home

> Exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.

> Meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one

> Seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)

> Attend education or childcare - for those eligible.