Coronavirus latest: 15 new confirmed cases in Dacorum

Figures recorded over bank holiday weekend

Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 10:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 10:26 am

There have been 15 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Dacorum over the bank holiday weekend, the total for the borough is now 613, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There are now 4,763 cases in Hertfordshire.

Previous data shared by Public Health England relied solely on Pillar 1 (testing from Public Health England and NHS Hospital Trusts), but as of Thursday, July 2, the information includes Pillar 2 (non-clinical and commercial testing).

15 new confirmed cases in Dacorum were recorded over the bank holiday weekend

It has seen a radical overhaul of how coronavirus infection data is presented across the country, with hundreds of new cases emerging in individual authorities.

Nationally, the death toll has been 'recalculated' by officials. The new count is based on a new definition of who has died from Covid-19.

Previously, people in England who died at any stage following a positive test, regardless of the cause of their death, were counted in the figures.

However, there is now a cut-off point of 28 days from the first laboratory-confirmed positive COVID test.

The figures for the number of patients recovered from COVID-19 have not been released by Public Health England.

The new figures are recorded between 5pm the previous day to 5pm.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 335,873. The number of deaths has been recorded as 41,501.

The figures come from the Government website which is available for the public to view here