Just nine coronavirus cases announced in Milton Keynes today

There were just nine coronavirus cases announced in Milton Keynes today, according to the latest data.

It brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 20,086 - of which 52 were in the past seven days.

The 7-day case rate, or infection rate, has risen slightly from 19.3 cases per 100,000 people yesterday to 24.8 cases per 100,000 people today.

This is just above the national average which stands at 25 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there was an additional 2,064 people tested positive today, with six 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 still stands at 463 since the start of the pandemic.