Coronavirus latest: 24 new cases and 3 deaths reported in Luton
24 new instances of coronavirus and three deaths have been reported in Luton today, according to Public Health England.
The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 19,862 (+24).
Over the past seven days, 269 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Luton, down by seven (-2.5%) from the previous week.
Three new deaths (within 28 days of a positive test) was reported in Luton today, with 495 in total since the pandemic began
The case rate in Luton is now 139.4 per 100,000.
There have been 4,329,180 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 4,715.
126,573 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 58.
A further easing of coronavirus restrictions is due to take place on Monday (March 29) in England, to coincide with the beginning of the school Easter holidays.
From Monday, larger groups of up to six people or two households will be allowed to gather in parks and gardens.
From this point, the “stay at home” order will also end and the government will instead encourage people to stay local where possible.