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16 new coronavirus cases reported in Milton Keynes for Good Friday with no deaths reported

There were 16 coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes today, and there have now been no virus-linked deaths announced for two weeks.

The COVID-19 data brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 19,858 - of which 109 were in the past seven days.

The 7-day case rate, or infection rate, in Milton Keynes has risen slightly from 49 per 100,000 people yesterday to 49.4 cases per 100,000 people today.

This is below the national average, which stands at 53.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there were an additional 3,402 people tested positive today with 52 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 fourteen 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.