22 coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes as infection rate continues to rise

There were 22 coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes today (7/6) as the infection rate has continued to rise.

It brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 20,507 - of which 132 were in the past seven days.

The 7-day case rate in Milton Keynes now stands at 41.6 cases per 100,000 people, which is just below the national average of 42.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there was an additional 5,683 people who tested positive yesterday, with 1 death within 28 days of a positive test.

This death 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.

153,837 local people have had their first dose of the vaccine and 96,551 people are now fully vaccinated.