No deaths from coronavirus recorded in Luton in over seven days

No coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Luton over the past seven days, according to figures from Public Health England

By Stewart Carr
Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 6:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 6:32 pm

The statistics show that 14 new instances of coronavirus were recorded in Luton today.

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 20,762 (+14).

Over the past seven days, 80 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Luton, with no change from the previous week.

Coronavirus (stock image)

No new deaths have been reported in over a week in Luton, with 499 in total since the pandemic began.

Nearby Bedford has also recorded no deaths in over seven days, while just one death has been reported in Central Bedfordshire.

The case rate in Luton is 35.2 per 100,000.

There have been 4,439,691 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 2,474.

127,629 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 20 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 yesterday (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.