Milton Keynes' Covid infection rate finally drops to below national average

With just 21 new Covid cases confirmed in MK today, the city's infection rate has dropped to below the national averge for the first time in weeks.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 7:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 4:25 pm

And, even more importantly, MK has seen no new virus-linked deaths for the fifth day running.

Over the past seven days, 140 new cases have been confirmed in the city, and the infection rate has reduced to 52 cases per 100,000 people.

In comparison the UK case rate is 57.1 per 100,000 of the population, while the England rate is 56.5. For many weeks, MK figures have been above the national average.

21 new cases in MK today

Meanwhile, throughout the UK there have been 5,379 new cases confirmed and 112 deaths recorded over the past 24 hours.

Up until today 28,327,873 people nationally have received their first Covid vaccinations and 2,363,684 of these have had a second dose.