Coronavirus latest: 15 new cases and one death recorded in Luton today

15 new instances of coronavirus and one death have been recorded in Luton today, according to Public Health England figures.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 5:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 5:48 pm
Coronavirus latest (stock image)

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 19,176 (+15).

Over the past seven days, 230 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Luton, down by 79 (-25.6%) from the previous week.

One new death (within 28 days of a positive test) was reported in Luton today, with 484 in total since the pandemic began

The case rate in Luton is now 123.4 per 100,000.

There have been 4,228,998 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 5,766.

124,797 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 231 today.

The first step out of lockdown began yesterday (March 8) with schools and colleges reopening across Luton.

The government has confirmed that twice-weekly testing using lateral flow tests will be provided for free to all adults in households with primary, secondary and college age children, and young people, including child care and support bubbles.

Twice weekly testing will also be offered to adults working in the wider school community, such as bus drivers and after school club leaders.