Coronavirus latest: 46 new cases and one death reported in Luton today

46 new instances of coronavirus and one death have been reported in Luton today, according to figures from Public Health England.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 8:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 8:18 pm

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 19,437 (+46).

Over the past seven days, 261 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Luton, up by 31 (+13.5%) from the previous week.

One new death (within 28 days of a positive test) was reported in Luton today, with 489 in total since the pandemic began

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The case rate in Luton is now 93.4 per 100,000.

There have been 4,268,821 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 5,294.

125,690 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 110 today.

The first step out of lockdown last week, 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.