17 coronavirus cases and no virus-linked deaths announced in Milton Keynes today

There were 17 new coronavirus cases and no virus-linked deaths announced in Milton Keynes today, according to the latest data.

The latest update brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 19,597 - of which 137 were in the past seven days.

The 7-day case rate, or infection rate, in Milton Keynes has fallen from 69 per 100,000 people yesterday to 67.5 cases per 100,000 people today.

This still remains higher than the national case rate of 59.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there were an additional 4,802 people tested positive today with 101 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.