Coronavirus latest: 41 new cases and zero deaths reported in Luton today
41 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Luton today (Monday) along with zero deaths, according to latest figures from Public Health England.
The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 19,684 (+41).
Over the past seven days, 293 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Luton, up by 63 (+27.4%) from the previous week.
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 141.7 per 100,000.
There have been 4,301,925 lab-confirmed cases across the UK, up by a daily rise of 5,342.
126,172 deaths have been recorded within 28 days of a positive test, up by 17.
A further easing of coronavirus restrictions is due to take place next week (March 29) in England, to coincide with the beginning of the school Easter holidays.
From Monday, March 29, 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.