COVID-19 cases remain very high in most age groups

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Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 update

weekly figures 24 nov 2021

COVID-19 cases remain very high in most age groups

Over the last week (week ending 24 November), new cases of COVID-19 in Central Bedfordshire have gone down by 97 to 1,449 (492.7 cases per 100,000) with rates highest among 5-17 year olds and 30-49 year olds. Sadly there were seven deaths in the last reporting week.

Case numbers among our neighbours are:

  • Bedford - 816 new cases, up 44 (467.1 cases per 100,000) with 4 deaths reported
  • Luton - 893 new cases, down 25 (418.2 cases per 100,000) with 4 deaths reported
  • Milton Keynes – 1,239 new cases, down 4 (458.5 cases per 100,000) and 5 deaths reported 

Weekly reports

Grab a jab 12-15s

12-15 year olds can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine

With case numbers highest among schoolchildren, it’s even more important for young people to take up the opportunity to get vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccine will protect children, reduce transmission in schools and among parents and grandparents and help keep children’s lives moving.

Children aged 12 to 15 will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at school but can also book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment online at a vaccination centre or pharmacy

And now young people who are aged 12-15 and accompanied by an adult can drop in to Watling House in Dunstable between 4.00pm and 5.30pm any day this week to get vaccinated. Find out more

16 – 17-year-olds and second doses

All young people aged 16 and 17 can now get their second vaccine dose from 12 weeks after their first one. Any young people aged 16-17 who haven't had their first dose can still get it.

Book your vaccination appointment online or find a walk-in clinic.

Booster jabs now available for over 40s

Everyone aged over 40 and all those most at risk from COVID-19 should get a booster six months after their second dose. You can also now pre-book your booster appointment a month before you are eligible, making it easier and more convenient to get a vaccine.

Book your vaccine here

Or find a walk-in centre

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Keep yourself and others safe

While vaccines are our best form of defence, they need to be backed up by a few simple actions we can take to reduce the risk of catching COVID-19:

  • Make sure you open your windows for a few minutes at a time if you have guests.
  • Wear a face covering
  • Take regular rapid lateral flow tests, especially before spending time in crowded and enclosed spaces, or before visiting people who are at higher risk of severe illness if they get COVID-19.
  • Get a PCR test if you have any symptoms – it may just be a cold but don’t take the risk – get tested

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