COVID-19 weekly figures

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Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 report

Weekly figures 

Weekly figures 21 April 2021

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Central Bedfordshire (in the week ending 21 April) was 55, down 16 from the previous week (71). The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 population has gone down to 19.1 from 24.6 last week.

Vaccination continues - 142,345 adults have been vaccinated with at least one dose, with 886 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 – 63 new cases (23.4 cases per 100,000). 1,197 vaccinated (last 7 days) and no deaths reported.
  • Luton – 144 new cases (67.6 cases per 100,000). 1,002 vaccinated, with 1 death recorded.
  • Bedford – 32 new cases (18.5 cases per 100,000). 841 vaccinated and 1 death reported.

The figures point to another encouraging week, with cases going down across Central Bedfordshire and our neighbours. However, there are still reasons to be careful.

The lifting of some lockdown restrictions last week and the re-opening of shops, pubs, gyms, salons and many other places is great news for our physical and mental health and good news for the economy too.

We all need to continue to follow social distancing rules, wear a face covering and wash hands as well as getting vaccinated when invited to do so. All these measures together will help us in our fight against COVID-19.

It is just as important to follow the guidance now as it was last year. We have made a lot of progress since the pandemic began and we don’t want that hard work to be lost so as we continue to ease out of lockdown, please remember the key message of hands, face, space and fresh air. Together we will protect not just ourselves but those around us.

Weekly figures

Get tested!

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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