Coronavirus latest: 28 new cases and zero deaths reported in Luton today

28 new instances of coronavirus have been reported in Luton today (Monday) along with zero deaths, according to Public Health England figures.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 6:13 pm
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 6:14 pm
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The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 19,161 (+28).

Over the past seven days, 256 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Luton, down by 72 (-22%) from the previous week.

No new deaths (within 28 days of a positive test) were reported in Luton today, with 483 in total since the pandemic began

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

There have been 4,223,232 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 4,712.

124,566 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 65 today.

The first step out of lockdown begins today (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.