Coronavirus latest: 223 new cases confirmed in Luton

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223 new coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Luton over the past 24 hours, according to figures from Public Health England.

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 13,031 (+223).

The case rate in Luton is now 914.8 per 100,000.

Elsewhere in the county, Central Bedfordshire has 10,726 (+208) cases while Bedford's figure is at 8,898 (+179).

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There have been 3,118,518 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 46,169.

Due to data issues from Public Health Scotland, today's death data excludes Scotland's figures. 81,960 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 529 today.

Under the current lockdown, you must not leave or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

> Shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person

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> Go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home

> Exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.

> Meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one

> Seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)

> Attend education or childcare - for those eligible.