Latest figures show COVID-19 cases are still going up here.

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Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 report

Weekly figures 16 June 2021

Full infographic and breakdown of the weekly figures are available on our website

Latest figures show COVID-19 cases are still going up here.

Cases of COVID-19 have continued to increase, albeit slowly but we now have the highest number of cases since February. We are also seeing the number of people with COVID-19 needing hospital care rising. Thankfully there were no deaths reported here last week but sadly there were deaths reported in neighbouring areas.

Over the last week (week ending 16 June), cases have increased by 18 to 196 new cases (67.9 per 100,000) in Central Bedfordshire. 

Among our neighbours, cases are down in Bedford but rising in Luton and Milton Keynes and almost all cases are now the Delta variant.

  • Bedford - 236 new cases (136.2 per 100,000) with one death reported
  • Luton - 232 new cases (108.9 per 100,000) with two deaths reported
  • Milton Keynes - 174 new cases (64.6 cases per 100,000) and one death reported

The government has extended the current COVID-9 restrictions until 19 July as a response to the rise in cases. To help ensure we can get back to normal by then we all need to play our part to control the spread. 

Always remember:

  • Hands – keep washing them regularly or use sanitiser
  • Face – wear a face covering 
  • Space – keep two metres apart from others
  • Fresh air is best – meet others outdoors or open windows if inside
  • Test regularly – use a rapid test before you meet others
  • Isolate – if you have symptoms get a PCR test immediately and isolate
  • Vaccinate – vaccination is effective so get yours as soon as you can

Every dose

From tomorrow anyone over 18 will be able to book their jabs

More than 4 out of 5 adults - over 42 million people – have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and more than 30 million people have had both doses.

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest people who test positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated are less likely to show symptoms and have less of the virus in their body. Just under 40% of people who did get infected after vaccination showed symptoms.

This confirms that vaccination is our best line of defence against COVID-19, to protect you and others around you. It’s also the best way to end the restrictions and get back to normal.

  • Anyone over 21 (over 18s from 18 June) can BOOK a vaccination now
  • Anyone over 21 (or over 18s from 18 June) can have their first Pfizer vaccination by using the NHS walk-in centres to get their jab.  No appointment needed.
  • Anyone over 40 can go to a walk-in vaccination centre this week to get their first or second Astra-Zeneca dose
  • Anyone over 40 can now book their second jab on the national booking system from eight weeks after their first dose.

Let’s keep working together to stay safe.

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