Milton Keynes' daily Coronavirus case figures decline over the weekend
Data released by government over the past weekend shows steady Covid case numbers for Milton Keynes again.
Yesterday (May 9), six new cases of Covid were confirmed in the borough, on Saturday, eight positive test results were announced. This is a decline from Thursday and Friday when 23 new cases were reported in 48 hours.
Across the weekend data released by the government, once again, showed no deaths recorded in Milton Keynes linked to Covid. These deaths refer to times when someone has passed within 28 days of returning a positive Coronavirus test. It has been over a month since a death of this kind has been confirmed in Milton Keynes, in total 463 Covid-linked deaths have been confirmed in the borough since the pandemic started.
Mostly low case figures confirmed in Milton Keynes over the past seven days has meant the infection rate for the area has continuously improved. Milton Keynes' infection rate currently stands at 11.1 cases per 100,000 people. This figure has declined more quickly than the country overall, the UK is 21.1 cases per 100,000.
In the UK overall, 3,817 new Coronavirus cases were announced in the past 48 hours and seven deaths were recorded.
Data accurate up to May 8, shows 35,371,669 first doses of a vaccine protecting against Covid have been administered in Britain. Another 17,669,379 second dose jabs have been given since the rollout began. Government figures reveal that 67.2% of the adult population have received a first dose and 33.5% have been jabbed twice.