Number of COVID-19 cases still extremely high

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Weekly COVID-19 update

Weekly figures

Number of COVID-19 cases still extremely high

Although over the last week (week ending 12 January), new cases of COVID-19 in Central Bedfordshire have gone down by 964 to 4,152, the number of cases is still extremely high with a rate of 1,411.8 cases per 100,000. Infections are now highest among 30-39-year-olds but are high across all age groups. The number of people in hospital locally has gone up again and sadly there were 3 deaths in the last reporting week.

Case numbers among our neighbours are also very high:

  • Bedford – 2,819 new cases, down 198 (1,613.7 per 100,000) with no deaths reported
  • Luton – 3,528 new cases, down 62 (1,652.2 per 100,000) with 8 deaths reported
  • Milton Keynes – 4,650 new cases, down 549 (1,720.9 per 100,000) and 5 deaths reported 

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If you have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, you should get vaccinated.

Evidence indicates that 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine provide very effective protection against hospitalisation. It usually takes around 2 to 3 weeks for your body to develop its protective response.

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Vaxi Cab

Vaccine walk-ins and appointments across our area

Across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes the NHS has over 60 vaccination sites. These range from local GPs and pharmacies to community venues and large vaccination centres.

If you want your first, second or booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine then you can book or walk in now.

NHS walk-ins for over 16s 

DUNSTABLE - Watling House, High St North, Dunstable LU6 1LF

  • Every day until Sunday 16 January 9am - 3pm

SHEFFORD - Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands SG17 5TQ:

  • Every day until Sunday 16 January 9am - 5.30pm (Includes 3rd doses for immuno-suppressed people)

LEIGHTON BUZZARD - Touchwood Pharmacy, 47 Coniston Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PJ

  • Thursday13 January 10am-2pm and 4-6pm
  • Friday 14 January 9am-12pm and 2.15-6pm 

BIGGLESWADE - Jardines Pharmacy, Vaccination Centre, The Limes, 142 London Road, Biggleswade SG18 8HA.

  • Thursday 13 and Friday 14 January 9.30-12.30am and 3.30-5.30pm
  • Saturday 15 January 9:30am-12:30pm

NHS walk-ins for 12–15-year-olds

DUNSTABLE - Watling House, High St North, Dunstable LU6 1LF:

  • Every day until Sunday 16 January 4-6pm

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