Coronavirus latest: 79 new cases and zero deaths in Luton over weekend

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

Monday, 1st March 2021, 10:22 am
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 6:32 pm

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 18,881 (+79).

On Saturday, 43 new infections were recorded while another 36 were added on Sunday.

Over the past seven days, 355 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Luton, down by 133 (-27.3%) from the previous week.

Coronavirus latest (stock image)

No new deaths (within 28 days of a positive test) were reported in Luton over the weekend, with 477 in total since the pandemic began

The case rate in Luton is now 194.8 per 100,000.

There have been 4,176,554 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 6,035.

122,849 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 144 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.