Second straight day of higher new Covid case numbers in Milton Keynes
A higher number of new case numbers have been confirmed in Milton Keynes for a second day running.
Previously, there had been a consistent drop in new cases in the borough, only 16 cases were announced in Milton Keynes over a four-day period including last week's Bank Holiday weekend.
No deaths were announced in Milton Keynes in the past 24 hours that could be linked to a positive Coronavirus test from the previous 28 days. It has been over a month since a death related to Covid has been confirmed in the borough.
Due to previously declining Covid numbers, the overall seven-day rolling infection rate in Milton Keynes continues to fall. The infection rate for the entire borough now stands at 13 cases per 100,000 people. The UK average is higher at 21.1 cases per 100,000.
Across the UK on May 7, 2,490 new Covid cases were reported and 15 new virus-linked deaths were recorded. The government's vaccination information shows 35,069,641, first doses have been delivered. In the UK 16,764,720 people had received two doses of a vaccine protecting against Covid, according to data last updated on May 6.
Figures for Milton Keynes show 178,825 total cumulative vaccines have been delivered, 128,547 first doses and 50,278 second jabs.