Coronavirus latest: 78 new cases and zero deaths recorded in Luton over weekend

78 new instances of coronavirus and zero deaths were reported in Luton over the weekend, according to statistics from Public Health England.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 10:29 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 10:30 am

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 19,643 (+78).

28 new infections were recorded on Saturday, along with 50 yesterday (Sunday).

Over the past seven days, 286 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Luton, up by 61 (+27.7%) from the previous week.

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No new deaths (within 28 days of a positive test) were reported in Luton over the weekend, with 490 in total since the pandemic began

The case rate in Luton is now 127.7 per 100,000.

There have been 4,296,583 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 5,312.

126,155 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 33.

A further easing of coronavirus restrictions is due to take place next week (29 March) in England, to coincide with the beginning of the school Easter holidays.

From Monday 29 March, 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.