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Weekly local coronavirus figures for Central Bedfordshire

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COVID-19 update as of 4 August 2021

COVID-19 figures as of 4 August 2021

Case numbers down again but still high

New cases of COVID-19 have fallen again this week but remain higher than at the beginning of July. Sadly there was one death here in the last reporting week.

Over the last week (week ending 4 August), cases in Central Bedfordshire have gone down by 326 to 748 new cases (259.1 per 100,000).

Among our neighbours, cases are also down in Bedford and Luton but up in Milton Keynes:

  • Bedford – 459 new cases (264.9 per 100,000) with no deaths reported
  • Luton – 531 new cases (249.2 per 100,000) with 2 deaths reported
  • Milton Keynes – 782 new cases (290.2 cases per 100,000) and 1 death reported

The fall in case numbers here is welcome and we hope it will continue, although the level of new cases is still high and has increased in some parts of Central Bedfordshire.

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

Remember to:

  • meet outside, or open windows and doors for indoor visitors
  • if you think you have symptoms stay at home and take a PCR test
  • wear face coverings in crowded places and on public transport
  • check in to venues when you go out
  • wash your hands with soap regularly, and for at least 20 seconds
  • get vaccinated if you’re 18 or over

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread.

Book your vaccine now

If you’ve not had your vaccine yet, get it now. Every day we are seeing more evidence that vaccines work. People who have not had the vaccine are at greater risk of catching COVID-19 and becoming ill. One in five people being admitted to hospital in England with COVID-19 is aged between 18 and 34 according to the chief executive of NHS England. Young people who have not been jabbed could become seriously ill and the best way they can protect themselves is to get the vaccine.

Last week, about 250,000 18–30-year-olds had their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but it is still important for those young people who have not yet taken the opportunity to come forward and have their jab.

If you’ve had your first dose, you can now get your second dose after 56 days.

Book your jab now or go to one of the local walk-in centres.

Detailed information

The figures now include the number of COVID-19 cases separated out by ‘cases – local residence’ and ‘cases – living away from local residence’. This includes, for example, people who are away studying at university.

Total individuals tested: 195,390

Total COVID-19 cases: 22,479

Percentage of individuals that tested positive: 11.5%

Adults vaccinated with at least one dose: 204,841 (85.2% of 18+ population) by 25 July

Adults vaccinated with second dose: 161,686 (67.2% of 18+ population) by 25 July

Adults vaccinated with at least one dose in last 7 days: 1,091 (down 279)

Adults vaccinated with two doses in last 7 days: 4,916 (no change)

Number of PCR tests in the last 7 days: 9,296 (down 2,303)

PCR test Positivity in the last 7 days: 8.5% (down 1.3%)

COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days: 748 (down 326)

Most affected wards in the last 7 days:

  • Leighton Buzzard South 46
  • Toddington 45
  • Dunstable-Northfields 42
  • Flitwick 39
  • Cranfield and Marston Moretaine 36
  • Arlesey 36
  • Stotfold and Langford 35
  • Leighton Buzzard North 31
  • Sandy 30
  • Biggleswade North 29
  • Shefford 29
  • Ampthill 28
  • Dunstable-Central 27
  • Dunstable-Icknield 27
  • Dunstable-Watling 27
  • Linslade 27
  • Dunstable-Manshead 24
  • Caddington 22
  • Barton-le-Clay 21
  • Biggleswade South 21
  • Tithe Farm 20
  • Houghton Hall 18
  • Potton 13
  • Houghton Conquest and Haynes 11
  • Aspley and Woburn 11
  • Silsoe and Shillington 11
  • Northill 10
  • Parkside 9
  • Heath and Reach 8
  • Eaton Bray 8
  • Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield 7

Number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 population (rates based on ONS mid-year population, 2018)

Previous 7 days (19 July to 25 July): 372.1

Last 7 days (26 July to 1 August): 259.1

Direction of travel: down 113

Deaths

Total deaths registered involving COVID-19 since 1 January 2020: 665

Deaths registered involving COVID-19 between 17 July and 23 July: 1

Direction of travel: down 1

Data source

Data reported up to 1 August 2021.

Public Health England and Office for National Statistics.

Produced by Public Health Evidence and Intelligence.


COVID-19 update as of 28 July 2021

COVID-19 figures: 28 July 2021

Case numbers down but still higher than two weeks ago

New cases of COVID-19 have fallen this this week but are higher than two weeks ago and remain over 1,000. The number of people with COVID-19 needing hospital care has gone up and sadly there were two deaths here in the last reporting week.

Over the last week (week ending 28 July), cases in Central Bedfordshire have gone down by 546 to 1,074 new cases (372.1 per 100,000).

Among our neighbours, cases are also down:

  • Bedford – 593 new cases (342.2 per 100,000) with 1 death reported
  • Luton – 650 new cases (305.1 per 100,000) with 2 deaths reported
  • Milton Keynes – 777 new cases (288.4 cases per 100,000) and 2 deaths reported

The fall in case numbers is welcome but it is too soon to know whether this will continue, especially as it does not yet reflect the impact of restrictions being lifted on 19 July. The level of new cases remains extremely high, and we have heard from the NHS that the pressures on local hospitals are increasing.

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others

  • meet outside, or open windows and doors for indoor visitors
  • if you think you have symptoms stay at home and take a PCR test
  • wear face coverings in crowded places and on public transport
  • check in to venues when you go out
  • wash your hands with soap regularly, and for at least 20 seconds
  • get vaccinated if you’re 18 or over

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread.

Detailed information

The figures now include the number of COVID-19 cases separated out by ‘cases – local residence’ and ‘cases – living away from local residence’. This includes, for example, people who are away studying at university.

Total individuals tested: Data not available

Total COVID-19 cases: 21,731

Percentage of individuals that tested positive: Data not available

Adults vaccinated with at least one dose: 203,750 (84.8% of 18+ population) by 18 July

Adults vaccinated with second dose: 156,770 (65.2% of 18+ population) by 18 July

Adults vaccinated with at least one dose in last 7 days: 1,370 (down 1,032)

Adults vaccinated with two doses in last 7 days: 4,916 (up 1,126)

Number of PCR tests in the last 7 days: 11,599 (down 1,675)

PCR test Positivity in the last 7 days: 9.8% (down 2.2%)

COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days: 1,074 (down 546)

Most affected wards in the last 7 days:

  • Leighton Buzzard South 84
  • Stotfold and Langford 61
  • Cranfield and Marston Moretaine 59
  • Dunstable-Northfields 57
  • Flitwick 56
  • Ampthill 53
  • Dunstable-Watling 50
  • Biggleswade North 49
  • Biggleswade South 49
  • Sandy 49
  • Leighton Buzzard North 48
  • Houghton Hall 47
  • Caddington 42
  • Arlesey 39
  • Dunstable-Icknield 37
  • Shefford 31
  • Dunstable-Central 29
  • Potton 26
  • Toddington 25
  • Silsoe and Shillington 24
  • Linslade 23
  • Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield 22
  • Dunstable-Manshead 19
  • Heath and Reach 17
  • Houghton Conquest and Haynes 15
  • Tithe Farm 15
  • Parkside 14
  • Barton-le-Clay 13
  • Eaton Bray 10
  • Aspley and Woburn 6
  • Northill 5

Number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 population (rates based on ONS mid-year population, 2018)

Previous 7 days (12 July to 18 July): 561.2

Last 7 days (19 to 25 July): 372.1

Direction of travel: down 189.1

Deaths

Total deaths registered involving COVID-19 since 1 January 2020: 664

Deaths registered involving COVID-19 between 10 and 16 July: 2

Direction of travel: +1

Data source

Data reported up to 25 July 2021.

Public Health England and Office for National Statistics.

Produced by Public Health Evidence and Intelligence.