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COVID-19 cases and deaths in Luton

COVID-19 snap​shot in Luton (population 213,052)​​

As of 20 January 2021 (data reported up​ ​t​o 17 January 2021)​​​

Snapshot image showing coronavirus data in Luton - see text beow for text version of statistics.

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Key:

↑ Increasing​

• No change

↓ Decreasing

Latest case and test statistics

  • Total individuals tested: 100,004 ↑
  • Total COVID-19 cases: 14,797 ↑​
  • Percentage of individuals that tested positive (positivity): 14.8% ↑
  • Individuals tested in the last 7 days (-2,185): 4,906 ↓
  • Covid-19 cases in the last 7 days (-360): 1,512 ↓
  • Test positivity in the last 7 days (+4.4%): 30.8% ↑

Number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 population

  • Previous 7 day snapshot (4 Jan to 10 Jan): 878.7
  • Last 7 days (11 to 17 Jan): 709.7
  • Direction of travel: -169.0 ↓

COVID-19 deaths in Luton

  • Total deaths registered involving COVID-19 since 1 January 2020 342
  • Deaths registered involving COVID-19 2 Jan to 8 Jan): 31
  • Direction of travel (compared to previous 7 days):+13 ↑

Please note: numbers in recent days may rise, reflecting diagnostic and reporting turnaround time. All detail within this report is the latest data available prior to publishing​ (17 January 2021).

Week-to-week comparisons are based on the data available at the time each snapshot was published.

Hospital patients with COVID-19

The image below shows hospital patients with COVID-19. These are combined figures for Bedford and Luton & Dunstable hospitals.

Data source and accessible data: COVID-19 hospital activity (NHS England)

Total general and acute (G&A) bed occupancy (10 Jan 2021): 93%

Image showing graph of number of hotpital patients in Bedfordshire hosptals with Covid-19​ 

COVID case rate where you live and work

Rate (per 100,000 population) by LLSOA 9 to 16 January

High or increasing case rates in an area does not mean that people are doing anything wrong or are less likely to follow the rules. In Luton, we know that COVID is passed between households and within households and also that one in three people who have the virus will not have any symptoms (asymptomatic), but they can still pass it to others, this is why we are encouraging people to get a regular weekly rapid test.

We also know that COVID spreads more easily in areas where people live very close together and where it is difficult to keep your distance from others in your household and people who work in jobs where they meet the public are also at increased risk, for example, nurses, doctors, carers or those providing other essential services, like driving buses or taxis or working in shops and restaurants.

The lockdown will help us reduce some of these ways that the virus can be passed on. It is really important that we remember that keeping your distance (2m), reducing the number of people you have contact with, as well as washing hands, wearing a face covering, will really help us to bring the rates down.

Covid case rate ward map and table of change

Statistics by ward

  • Barnfield:  
    rate per 100,000 = 635.6
    percentage change = -32% ↓
  • Biscot:  
    rate per 100,000 = 859.2
    percentage change = -27% ↓
  • Bramingham:  
    rate per 100,000 = 863.8
    percentage change = -19% ↓
  • Challney:
    rate per 100,000 = 940.8
    percentage change = -1% ↓
  • Crawley: 
    rate per 100,000 = 925.4
    percentage change = -23% ↓
  • Dallow: 
    rate per 100,000 = 1002.8
    percentage change = -23% ↓
  • Farley: 
    rate per 100,000 = 968.7
    percentage change =  -11% ↓
  • Hightown:
    rate per 100,000 = 671.4
    percentage change =  -22% ↓ 
  • Icknield
    rate per 100,000 = 637.7
    percentage change =  -26% ↓ 
  • Leagrave: 
    rate per 100,000 = 907.3
    percentage change =  -25% ↓
  • Lewsey: 
    rate per 100,000 = 873.3
    percentage change =  -23% ↓ 
  • Limbury:
    rate per 100,000 = 510.0
    percentage change =  -43% ↓ 
  • Northwell: 
    rate per 100,000 = 767.9
    percentage change =  -8% ↓
  • Round Green:  
    rate per 100,000 = 760.7
    percentage change =  -26% ↓
  • Saints: 
    rate per 100,000 = 842.3
    percentage change =  -19% ↓
  • South:  
    rate per 100,000 = 903.7
    percentage change = -16% ↓
  • Stopsley: 
    rate per 100,000 = 461.1
    percentage change = -37% ↓
  • Sundon Park: 
    rate per 100,000 = 801.4
    percentage change = -3% ↓
  • Wigmore:
    rate per 100,000 = 578.3
    percentage change = -9% ↓

Previous data and trends

The button link below will take you to the official gov.uk daily case ​numbers fo​r Luton si​nce the beginning of March.

Please note all other data displayed on gov.uk (deaths, hospital admissions and testing) is not Luton specific.

Coronavirus data: GOV.UK

Credits and data sources

Snapshot produced by:

  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Milton Keynes Council Public Health Evidence and Intelligence Team - J Philips
  • Supporting Bedfordshire Local Resilience Forum

Source

Local credit:

Business Intelligence department
Luton Council
Email: [email protected]​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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