Milton Keynes' Covid infection rate is now above the national average again

Although there has been just 13 new cases today, MK's Covid infection rate has crept up to slightly above the national average once again.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 5:04 pm

The city's infection rate has been low and stable for the past couple of weeks, during which time it has remained comfortably below the average for the UK.

But the rest of the nation is obviously showing fewer cases because today's figure, calculated over seven days, shows it has dropped below Milton Keynes.

Our official rate is now 38.2 cases per 100,000 people, while the UK average is 37.3. The average for just England is 37.

Just 13 new cases today in MK

The difference is very small though and a vast improvement from January, when MK's infection rate shot up to more than 100 and was well above the national average.

There have been no Covid-linked deaths today in MK. Yesterday two local deaths were sadly recorded, breaking a run of almost three weeks for the city.

Nationally there have been 53 deaths and 3.030 cases. More than 31.8 million people have had their first Covid jab and 6.09 million have also had the second.