Number of coronavirus cases in Milton Keynes hits 500 - but no new deaths announced today

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the Borough of Milton Keynes has hit 500 today.

But today is the first day this week that Milton Keynes Hospital has announced no new coronavirus deaths, since the number hit 100 yesterday.

Across all settings, there have been 159 coronavirus-related deaths in the Borough of Milton Keynes up until 1st May.

One new person has tested positive for coronavirus as of 5pm yesterday, with the previous day showing 499 positive cases in our area.

It is not known exactly how many people have recovered from COVID-19 in Milton Keynes.

However, residents have been sharing their stories about how they have beat the virus. Ben Everitt, MP for Milton Keynes North, believes he had the virus and has now fully recovered. Read more here.

Damion Brown, who nearly lost his life due to COVID-19, is now back home recovering after being treated at MK Hospital. Read more here.

And local resident Nick Clark has told us about his journey to recovery after being in Milton Keynes Hospital with coronavirus. Read more here.

MKFM publish the official data provided by NHS England, which is centred around confirmed cases and death rates per local authority.

Information regarding how many people have recovered from COVID-19 per local authority is not provided by NHS England.