249 new coronavirus cases in Milton Keynes today as city case rate continues to increase

There were 249 new coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes today, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

It brings the total number of infections in the city since the start of the pandemic to 8,749 - of which 2,247 have been in the past seven days.

The case rate in Milton Keynes has risen again and now stands at 866.2 cases per 100,000 people - an increase from 832 yesterday and 400.4 last Sunday.

For comparison, the case rate in Bedford is 560.9, 504.1 in Central Bedfordshire, 571.2 in Luton and 480.5 in Buckinghamshire (excluding MK).

Nationally, there were an additional 30,501 people tested positive and an additional 316 people sadly died within 28 days of a positive test.

Case information covers England, Scotland and Wales only, with Northern Ireland not reporting today. Death information covers England and Wales only, with Northern Ireland and Scotland not reporting today.

Milton Keynes currently sits under Tier 4 restrictions with people in our area being told to 'stay at home' under the rules except under limited exceptions - for example if you can't work from home, for education, childcare or exercise.

A tier review is planned for Wednesday 30 December, but it is not expected that Milton Keynes will move down to a lower tier.

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