First Coronavirus-linked deaths confirmed in Milton Keynes in over two weeks
It had been well over a fortnight since UK Government officials last reported a death linked to a positive Covid test in the borough.
Data released by the UK Government today (April 7), shows two new deaths within 28 days of returning a positive Covid test have been confirmed in Milton Keynes
New case numbers within Milton Keynes remain low, 15 people in the area tested positive in the past 24 hours.
This takes the city's infection rate down to 37.3 cases per 100,000 people. Meaning Milton Keynes remains slightly below the national average which sits at a similar rate of 39 cases per 100,000.
UK figures in total show, 2,763 new cases have been confirmed today and 45 new deaths have been recorded.
Latest vaccination figures reveal 31,707,594 first doses have been administered protecting against Covid, 5,683,509 people in the UK have been fully vaccinated.