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Weekly local coronavirus figures for Central Bedfordshire

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COVID-19 update as of 17 February 2021

Coronavirus figures - 17 February 2021

 

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Central Bedfordshire (in the week ending 14 February) decreased to 343. This is a decrease of 137 cases from the previous week. The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 population has also decreased to 118.

The reducing number of new cases is positive but the number of deaths being reported each week continues to be high. Very sadly, the report shows that 34 residents have died in the latest reporting week.

The latest data from our neighbouring areas also show a similar trend of reducing cases but the deaths remain high.

  • Milton Keynes – 353 new cases (131 cases per 100,000) and 30 deaths
  • Luton – 483 new cases (226 cases per 100,000) and 26 deaths
  • Bedford – 312 new cases (180 cases per 100,000) and 38 deaths

We all must continue to stay at home and when we do go out remember: Hands. Face. Space to save lives.

Even if you have been vaccinated, you must still follow these rules, as it is not yet clear if those who have been vaccinated can still pass on the virus even if the vaccination protects them from being seriously ill.

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: 125,227

Total COVID-19 cases: 14,678

Percentage of individuals that tested positive: 11.7%

Individuals tested in the last 7 days: 2,240 (down 557)

COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days: 343 (down 137)

Positive tests in the last 7 days: 15.3% (down 1.9%)

Wards with more than 2 cases in the last 7 days: 

  • Dunstable-Icknield 29
  • Sandy 27
  • Cranfield and Marston Moretaine 23
  • Biggleswade North 20
  • Houghton Hall 19
  • Dunstable-Northfields 18
  • Heath and Reach 18
  • Biggleswade South 16
  • Flitwick 15
  • Arlesey 13
  • Dunstable-Manshead 13
  • Leighton Buzzard North 13
  • Dunstable-Watling 11
  • Ampthill 10
  • Stotfold and Langford 10
  • Toddington 10
  • Linslade 9
  • Potton 9
  • Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield 9
  • Leighton Buzzard South 7
  • Tithe Farm 7
  • Caddington 6
  • Parkside 6
  • Shefford 6
  • Silsoe and Shillington 5
  • Dunstable-Central 4

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

Previous 7 days (1 February to 7 February): 166.3

Last 7 days (8 February to 14 February): 118.8

Direction of travel: down 47.5

Deaths

Total deaths registered involving COVID-19 since 1 January 2020: 566

Deaths registered involving COVID-19 between 30 January and 5 February: 34

Direction of travel: down 4

Data source

Data reported up to 14 February 2021.

Public Health England and Office for National Statistics.

Produced by Public Health Evidence and Intelligence.


COVID-19 update as of 10 February 2021

Coronavirus weekly figures - 10 February 2021

 

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Central Bedfordshire (in the week ending 7 February) dropped to 480. This is a decrease of 224 cases from the previous week. The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 population is now 166.

Whilst the reducing number of new cases is positive news, the number of deaths being reported each week continues to be high. Very sadly, the report shows that 38 residents have died in the latest reporting week.

The latest data from our neighbouring areas also show a similar trend of reducing cases but the deaths remain high.

  • Milton Keynes – 487 new cases (180 cases per 100,000) and 41 deaths
  • Luton – 675 new cases (316 cases per 100,000) and 35 deaths
  • Bedford – 499 new cases (288 cases per 100,000) and 27 deaths

The reducing number of cases is evidence that lockdown and reducing our social contact is working but we need to hang in there and keep sticking to the rules until the deaths rates also fall.

Over 13million people across the UK have now been vaccinated which gives us hope that we will soon be able to start returning to some normality. If you have been vaccinated, please remember to continue to follow the rules as it is not yet clear if those who have been vaccinated can still pass on the virus even if the vaccination protects them from being seriously ill.

So, we all need to hang on in there, continue to stay at home and remember: Hands. Face. Space when we do go out.

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: 123,204

Total COVID-19 cases: 14,336

Percentage of individuals that tested positive: 11.6%

Individuals tested in the last 7 days: 2,797 (down 1,393)

COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days: 480 (down 224)

Positive tests in the last 7 days: 17.2% (down 0.4%)

Wards with more than 2 cases in the last 7 days: 

  • Cranfield and Marston Moretaine 38
  • Sandy 30
  • Leighton Buzzard South 27
  • Dunstable-Northfields 26
  • Biggleswade North 25
  • Dunstable-Icknield 24
  • Ampthill 20
  • Biggleswade South 20
  • Houghton Hall 20
  • Arlesey 19
  • Dunstable-Watling 18
  • Flitwick 18
  • Barton-le-Clay 17
  • Dunstable-Central 17
  • Linslade 16
  • Shefford 15
  • Tithe Farm 14
  • Potton 13 Stotfold and Langford 12
  • Leighton Buzzard North 11
  • Toddington 11
  • Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield 11
  • Caddington 10
  • Houghton Conquest and Haynes 10
  • Heath and Reach 9
  • Dunstable-Manshead 8
  • Eaton Bray 6
  • Parkside 6
  • Silsoe and Shillington 6

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

Previous 7 days (25 January to 31 January): 243.9

Last 7 days (1 February to 7 February): 166.3

Direction of travel: down 77.6

Deaths

Total deaths registered involving COVID-19 since 1 January 2020: 532

Deaths registered involving COVID-19 between 23 January and 29 January: 38

Direction of travel: down 4

Data source

Data reported up to 7 February 2021.

Public Health England and Office for National Statistics.

Produced by Public Health Evidence and Intelligence.