12 new coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes today as infection rate continues to fall

There were 12 new coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes today, as the infection rate continues to fall.

The COVID-19 data brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 19,892 - of which 81 were in the past seven days.

The 7-day case rate, or infection rate, in Milton Keynes has fallen from 40.8 per 100,000 people yesterday to 39.7 cases per 100,000 people today.

This is below the national average, which stands at 41.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there were an additional 2,379 people tested positive today with 20 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

None of these deaths took place in Milton Keynes, meaning the city's total COVID-linked death toll stands at 461 since the start of the pandemic. 

It has been eighteen days since a virus-linked death occurred in Milton Keynes. 

The positive update comes as it has been revealed that over 93% of over 50s in Milton Keynes have had their COVID-19 vaccine.