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9 new coronavirus cases reported in Milton Keynes on Easter Sunday as 7-day rate falls again

Only nine new coronavirus cases were reported in Milton Keynes today, the second day in a row with single figures.

The COVID-19 data brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 19,876 - of which 100 were in the past seven days.

The 7-day case rate, or infection rate, in Milton Keynes has fallen from 48.6 per 100,000 people yesterday to 44.2 cases per 100,000 people today.

This is below the national average, which stands at 47.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there were an additional 2,297 people tested positive today with 10 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 sixteen 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.