Number of Covid cases hitting Milton Keynes today is one of the highest ever recorded
National figures are also very high
Another 311 people have had a positive test for Covid in MK today - one of the highest ever figures recorded here.
Sadly, over the past seven days, three local people have died and had Covid-19 written on their death certificate.
MK's case rate (the number of cases per 100,000 population) has risen to 550.7, which is well above the national average of 435.6.
Yesterday (Wednesday) the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) revealed an Omicron case has been recorded in Buckinghamshire. It is not yet known where in the county this was though..
Nationally, there were 53,945 positive Covid tests over the past 24 hours and 141 virus-linked deaths have been recorded.
34 patients are currently in MK hospital, with two of them on ventilators.