Slight increase in numbers as 23 coronavirus cases were recorded in Milton Keynes today

There has been an increase as 23 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Milton Keynes today (27/5), according to the latest data.

It brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 20,323 - of which 81 were in the past seven days.

The 7-day case rate in Milton Keynes has slightly increased from 20.4 cases per 100,000 people to 22.3 cases per 100,000 people.

This is still below the national average of 24.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Nationally, there was an additional 3,542 people tested positive today, with 10 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.

143,034 local people have had their first dose of the vaccine and 80,682 people are now fully vaccinated.