First COVID-linked death recorded in Milton Keynes in over two months

There was one COVID-19-linked death recorded in Milton Keynes today (8/6), the first virus-linked death that has been announced in over two months.

This sad news takes the COVID-19 death toll in Milton Keynes to 464 since the start of the pandemic and ends the positive two-month streak. 

The latest COVID-19 update brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 20,536 - of which 147 were in the past seven days.

The 7-day case rate in Milton Keynes now stands at 41.9 cases per 100,000 people, which is just below the national average of 45.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there was an additional 6,048 people who tested positive yesterday, with 13 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

155,120 local people have had their first dose of the vaccine and 97,338 people are now fully vaccinated.