429 new coronavirus cases in Milton Keynes on Christmas Day as case rate continues to rise

    There were 429 new coronavirus cases recorded in Milton Keynes on Christmas 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 744.8 cases per 100,000 people.

    That's a large jump from Christmas Eve's case rate of 690.6 cases per 100,000 people.

    For comparison, the case rate in Bedford is 485.3, 440 in Central Bedfordshire, 527.6 in Luton and 412 in Buckinghamshire (excluding MK).

    Nationally, there were an additional 32,725 people tested positive and an additional 570 people sadly died within 28 days of a positive test.

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