261 new coronavirus cases in Milton Keynes for Boxing Day as case rate rises above 800

    There were 261 new coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes on Boxing Day, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

    It means the case rate in Milton Keynes has now reached a record high of 832 cases per 100,000 people.

    That's a large jump from Christmas Day's case rate of 744.8 cases per 100,000 people.

    For comparison, the case rate in Bedford is 539.6, 475.7 in Central Bedfordshire, 550.6 in Luton and 454.6 in Buckinghamshire (excluding MK).

    Nationally, there were an additional 34,693 people tested positive and an additional 210 people sadly died within 28 days of a positive test.

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

    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.

    Meanwhile, nearby Northamptonshire has been escalated to Tier 3 measures from today.

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