Covid cases still stable today - and no deaths in Milton Keynes for the second day running

The past 24 hours has seen 30 new Covid cases in MK and no new deaths recorded.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 5:05 pm
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 5:06 pm

The news comes exactly a year after the first patient died at Milton Keynes hospital after testing positive for the virus. The elderly gentleman was the UK's second Covid victim.

Since then, in a year none of us will ever forget, hundreds more local people have lost their lives. You can see the Citizen story here.

Today the city's infection rate is down to 77.6 cases per 100,000 people. This compares to the UK average of 65.1 cases per 100,000 of the population.

30 new cases in MK today

Currently 80 Covid patients are in MK hospital and one of them is on ventilation.

Nationally there have been 4,712 new cases today, the lowest daily figure since September, and Covid-linked deaths are at their lowest for many weeks, with just 65 recorded across the UK. This brings to total toll to 124,566 people who have died withing 28 days o fa positive test.

Meanwhile 22.37 million people have received their first dose of Covid vaccine and 1.14 million of them have also had a second dose.