34 coronavirus cases and three virus-linked deaths announced in Milton Keynes today

    There were 34 new coronavirus cases and three virus-linked deaths announced in Milton Keynes today, according to the latest data.

    The latest update brings the total number of people tested positive in Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic to 18,888 - of which 343 were in the past seven days.

    The 7-day case rate, or infection rate, in Milton Keynes has fallen from 137.3 cases yesterday to 131.4 cases per 100,000 people today.

    This remains higher than the national case rate of 119 cases per 100,000 people. 

    Nationally, there were an additional 8,489 people tested positive today with 548 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

    Three of these deaths took place in Milton Keynes taking the city's total COVID-linked death toll to 443 since the start of the pandemic. 

    Today (22/2) the Prime Minister has announced his road map out of lockdown, starting with schools reopening on 8th March.

    MKFM has now changed the way we report COVID-linked deaths. There are three ways that deaths are recorded, and we previously used the official NHS data just covering deaths in hospitals. 

    These deaths were announced by the NHS days after the deaths occurred, and only included those in a hospital setting.

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