COVID-19 weekly figures

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Weekly COVID-19 report

Weekly figures 

COVID-19 weekly figures 14 April

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Central Bedfordshire (in the week ending 14 April) was 71, two more than the previous week (69). The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 population has increased slightly to 24.6 (from 23.9 last week).

Vaccination continues - 141,459 adults have been vaccinated with at least one dose, with 2,210 receiving one in the last 7 days. There was one death in our area in the last reporting week, the same as the previous week.

The latest data from our neighbouring areas are as follows:

  • Milton Keynes – 100 new cases (37.1 cases per 100,000). 5,599 vaccinated (last 7 days) and no deaths reported.
  • Luton – 184 new cases (86.4 cases per 100,000). 1,596 vaccinated, with 4 deaths recorded.
  • Bedford – 40 new cases (23.1 cases per 100,000). 1,107 vaccinated and 1 death reported.

While we should not put too much emphasis on a single week, these figures are encouraging. However, as shops, hospitality and many other places reopen, it is important we remain careful.

Weekly figures

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place

  • only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
  • up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside
  • work from home if you can and minimise travel
  • if you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

Find out the rules on what you can and cannot do

Free rapid tests

Everyone in Central Bedfordshire can now access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. It’s free, easy and quick.

With around one in three people who have coronavirus showing no symptoms, testing is vital for those individuals who have regular contact with people who are not part of their household or bubble.

Regular testing will help identify more people who have COVID-19 and help to reduce the spread of the virus as they will know they need to self-isolate.

We recommend getting tested twice a week, 3 to 4 days apart.

Free testing kits delivered to your home

You can also use the Government’s new home ordering service, which allows you to order lateral flow tests online to be delivered to your home or collect tests through participating local pharmacies. Find out more on the GOV.UK website.

Rapid tests

COVID-19 useful information

Full information is available on our website.


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