Covid infection rate rises in Milton Keynes with double figure case numbers reported again

Today's update from the government shows another slight rise in the borough's infection rate.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 4:42 pm

Another 10 cases of Covid were reported in Milton Keynes today (May 14).

Those figures released by the government means for the third straight day the infection rate in the borough has increased.

Previously, Milton Keynes infection rate had dropped to as low as 11 cases per 100,000 people. With 28 new Coronavirus cases confirmed in the past 48 hours, the rolling seven-day infection rate for the city has risen to 20.4 cases per 100,000.

10 new Covid cases were reported in Milton Keynes on May 14

It is unknown whether any of the cases recorded today, can be linked to the Indian variant of Covid. Yesterday, the MK Citizen reported that a small cluster of cases containing the Indian variant of Covid had been confirmed at the Radcliffe school in Wolverton.

For over five weeks no deaths have been recorded that could be linked to a positive Covid test within 28 days of that person passing. That streak continued today, meaning it has been well over a month since a Covid-linked death was confirmed in Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes' Covid figures largely mirror the situation nationally, across the entire UK the infection rate has risen to 23.1 cases per 100,000. In the past 24 hours 2,193 new Covid cases were recorded in Britain, another 17 Covid-linked deaths were confirmed.

Data accurate up to May 13 shows 36,115,955 adults in the UK have received a first dose vaccine protecting against Covid. An additional 19,319,010 people have received their second dose vaccines. By the government's calculations 68.6% of the UK adult population have received their first dose jab and 36.7% are fully vaccinated.

In Milton Keynes figures accurate up to May 9 shows 189,811 total cumulative vaccinations have been delivered in Milton Keynes.