Coronavirus latest: 42 new cases and 3 deaths reported in Luton today
42 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Luton today (Thursday) along with three deaths, according to latest figures from Public Health England.
The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 19,016 (+42).
Over the past seven days, 265 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Luton, down by 143 (-35%) from the previous week.
Three new deaths (within 28 days of a positive test) were reported in Luton today, with 482 in total since the pandemic began
The case rate in Luton is now 151.6 per 100,000.
There have been 4,201,358 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 6,573.
124,025 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 242 today.
Under the current lockdown, you must not leave or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave home to:
> Shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
> 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.