Eleven coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes as infection rate rises slightly

There were eleven coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes today (21/5) and the infection rate has risen slightly, according to the latest data.

It brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 20,253 - of which 39 were in the past seven days.

The 7-day case rate in Milton Keynes has risen from 20 cases per 100,000 people yesterday to 21.2 cases per 100,000 people today.

This is still below the national average of 21.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there was an additional 2,829 people tested positive today, with 9 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.

138,465 local people have had their first dose of the vaccine and 72,003 people are now fully vaccinated.