Coronavirus latest: Four positive tests recorded in Luton today and zero deaths
Four new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Luton today and zero deaths, according to figures from Public Health England.
The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 20,783 (+4).
Over the past seven days, 70 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Luton, down by 20 (-22.2%) from the previous week.
No new deaths have been reported in well over a week in Luton, with 499 in total since the pandemic began.
The case rate in Luton is 31.9 per 100,000.
There have been 4,444,631 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 2,657.
127,651 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 11 today.
England will enter ‘Step Three’ of the roadmap out of lockdown next Monday, May 17, with indoor service set to resume in pubs and restaurants for tables of up to six people.
In a Downing Street press conference on Monday - the prime minister also announced that people in England can take a step closer to normality from next week as more indoor mixing and hugging loved ones will be permitted once more.
It comes as the Covid alert level in the UK has been downgraded to ‘level 3’ from ‘level 4’ after a “consistent” fall in cases, hospital admissions and deaths.
The government has said the latest data suggests easing restrictions from May 17 is unlikely to risk a resurgence in infections.