18 coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes as infection rate rises

    There were 18 coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes today (13/5) and the infection rate has risen slightly.

    It brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 20,219 - of which 68 were in the past seven days.

    The 7-day case rate in Milton Keynes has slightly increased from 17.8 cases per 100,000 people yesterday to 19.3 cases per 100,000 people today.

    This is lower than the national average of 21.9 cases per 100,000 people.

    Nationally, there was an additional 2,657 people tested positive today, with 11 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.

    Meanwhile, 35,906,671 people have now had a first dose of the vaccine and 18,890,969 have been given a second dose across the country.

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