Coronavirus latest: 22 new cases in Dacorum as second lockdown begins

Hertfordshire has 221 new cases

Friday, 6th November 2020, 9:10 am
Updated Friday, 6th November 2020, 9:31 am

Thursday's figures record 22 new positive Covid-19 tests in Dacorum.

The total for the borough is now 1,422, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Owing to technical difficulties, the Public Health England website did not update the data until late last night (Thursday).

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There have been 221 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 12,126.

There has been one new recorded death in Dacorum, the total is now 105. There have been 906 deaths in Hertfordshire since the start of the pandemic, according to Public Health England.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 24,141 and now stands at 1,123,197.

The latest R number is estimated at 1.1 to 1.3 with a daily growth rate range of +2% to +4%.

The number of deaths has risen by 378 to 48,120.

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 were recorded between 5pm on Tuesday, November 3, and Wednesday, November 4.

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

The government hopes a lockdown will help stem the rising tide of new Covid-19 cases.