Milton Keynes' Covid infection rate continues to fall and remains below the national average
Milton Keynes' infection rate continues to drop, as new case numbers remain low in the city.
Figures released today (March 24), recorded no deaths in Milton Keynes linked to the virus. The UK Government's daily data shows 19 new Covid cases have been confirmed.
Over the past seven days, 140 new cases have been confirmed in the city, and the infection rate has reduced to 48.2 cases per 100,000 people.
In comparison the UK case rate is 56.3 cases per 100,00. This is the second straight day where Milton Keynes' are below the national average, after weeks' of showing higher figures.
The city has been above the UK's average infection rate throughout a majority of the third national lockdown.
Meanwhile, throughout the UK there have been 5,605 new cases confirmed and 98 deaths recorded today.
The latest data shows 28,653,523 people nationally have received their first Covid vaccinations and 2,532,839 of these have had a second dose.