Covid cases reach record 'third wave' high in Milton Keynes over the weekend as Freedom Day dawns today

The weekend saw more than 350 new cases confirmed in the borough

Monday, 19th July 2021, 10:15 am
Updated Monday, 19th July 2021, 10:23 am

Covid cases continue to rise in MK as Freedom Day was launched today.

Yesterday (Sunday) alone saw 203 new infections confirmed, despite MK's impressive vaccination rate. This brings the total number of cases in the borough to 23,584.

But Milton Keynes is still not worse than the rest of the UK. Our seven day infection rate (the number of cases per 100,000 people, to 332.5. The national average is 376.1 cases per 100,000 people.

201 new cases were confirmed on Sunday alone
201 new cases were confirmed on Sunday alone

An increasing number of local people are complaining on social media that they have tested positive for Covid despite receiving both vaccinations.

They report the symptoms are milder but can still be nasty. And they are still required to isolate for 10 days.

Currently 13 Covid patients are in Milton Keynes hospital and one of them is on ventilation. Their ages and vaccination status is not known.