Coronavirus latest: 35 new cases confirmed in Luton over 24 hours

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

By Stewart Carr
Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 4:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 4:38 pm

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 2,398 (+35).

Elsewhere in the county, Central Bedfordshire has 1,787 (+23) cases, while Bedford's figure stands at 1,910 (+19).

There have been 634,920 lab-confirmed cases in the UK, up by 17,234 since yesterday.

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The number of UK deaths with coronavirus on the death certificate is 57,690. Over the last 24 hours, 143 people are reported to have died.

After numerous reports that the measure was being considered, Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (October 12) announced a three-tier lockdown system for England.

Areas of the country will be placed into one of three tiers, ‘Medium’, ‘High’ and ‘Very High’.

The Liverpool city region will see pubs and restaurants forced to close as well as a ban on mixing between households indoors and outdoors, as it enters the third tier, “Very High”.

Those areas where local restrictions are currently in place will mostly be classed as 'High' and will see a ban on mixing between households,

The rest of the country will placed classified as tier one or 'Medium' by default, with no additional restrictions above the current rule of six and 10pm curfew.

Today’s announcement saw the Prime Minister confirm that the new system will be put in place, with exact details of which areas will be under which restrictions yet to be confirmed with local leaders.