Coronavirus latest: 86 cases in Luton over weekend

86 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Luton over Saturday and Sunday, according to figures from Public Health England.

By Stewart Carr
Monday, 26th October 2020, 10:26 am
Updated Monday, 26th October 2020, 10:28 am

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 2,962 (+86)

Saturday saw 32 new cases confirmed in Luton, with another 54 on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the county, Central Bedfordshire has 2,146 (+74) cases, while Bedford's figure stands at 2,196 (+49).

Covid-19

There have been 873,800 lab-confirmed cases across the UK.

44,896 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, and yesterday (Sunday) another 151 people were reported to have died.

Fears continue over rising daily Covid-19 figures, with hospital beds 96% occupied across England and Wales.

Last week, it was announced Wales would go into complete lockdown until November 9, with all but essential retail closed off to the public.

On Tuesday, Manchester was forced by the government to enter Tier 3 of the lockdown, after difficult talks between political leaders.