Milton Keynes Covid case rate rises to above national average for first time in weeks

The news comes as another 120 local people test positive today

Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 4:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 4:38 pm

The Covid infection rate in Milton Keynes has risen to above the national average for the first time in many weeks.

Another 120 people in the borough tested positive today and the local seven day infection rate rose to 286.5 cases per 100,000 people.

At the same time, the UK average rate dropped to 275 cases per 100,000 of the population.

120 new cases in MK today

Nationally, the number of Covid-linked deaths was 119 today and the number of new cases was high - 29,312.

In MK hospital there are still 30 Covid patients, with two of them needing ventilation.