Number of Covid patients in Milton Keynes hospital starts to rise as cases remain high
Two of the patients are sadly on ventilation
Another 130 people in MK have tested positive for the Covid in MK over the past 24 hours.
At the same time, the number of Covid patients in Milton Keynes hospital has risen from 22 to 30, with two of them needing ventilation.
The news comes in a week that has sadly seen deaths in the borough of people with Covid written on the death certificate.
The city's infection rate (number of cases per 100,000 people) stands today at 316.9. This is still below the national average of 353.5.
Nationally, the number of new cases rose from 27,734 yesterday to 31,117 today. There have been 85 Covid-linked deaths over the past 24 hours.
Read our story here about how MK's virus positivity rates have changed, along with the number of tests been taken.