16 coronavirus cases recorded throughout Milton Keynes yesterday as infection rate rises above national average

The infection rate has risen above the national average as sixteen new coronavirus cases were recorded in Milton Keynes yesterday (05/06), according to the latest data.

It brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 20,467 - of which 98 were in the past seven days.

The 7-day case rate in Milton Keynes now stands at 36.4 cases per 100,000 people, which is just above the national average of 35.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there was an additional 5,765 people who tested positive yesterday, with 13 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

These deaths did not take place in Milton Keynes, meaning the city's total COVID-linked death toll still stands at 463 since the start of the pandemic.

151,055 local people have had their first dose of the vaccine and 94,010 people are now fully vaccinated.