21 coronavirus cases recorded throughout Milton Keynes today

    According to the latest data, there were 41 positive coronavirus cases recorded throughout Milton Keynes today (21/06).

    The latest update takes the total number of cases to 20,862 since the start of the pandemic - of which are 193 local people who have tested positive in the last 7 days.

    The 7-day case rate in Milton Keynes now stands at 71.6 cases per 100,000 people, which is still below the national average of 89.3 cases per 100,000 people. 

    Nationally, there was an additional 10,633 people who tested positive today. 5 deaths were also recorded within 28 days of a positive test - none of these took place in Milton Keynes meaning the city's death toll remains at 463 since the start of the pandemic.  

    The recent increase in cases has been put down to the highly transmissible Indian variant, which now accounts for most of the new cases being recorded. 

    It has since resulted in the Government delaying the final easing of restrictions by four weeks, now due to take place on July 19th. 

    By doing this, the Government hopes it will be able to give one vaccine dose to every UK adult and give both doses to 2/3 of the adult population by the time restrictions ease.

    167,118 local people have had their first dose of the vaccine so far and 112,254 people are now fully vaccinated.

    Over 18s can now book their vaccine appointment, and you can do so here

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