Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records 10 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours

Hertfordshire records 64 new cases

Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:26 pm
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:28 pm

Dacorum has recorded 10 new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours of data released this afternoon (March 8).

The total for the borough is now 8,251, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 76.9 per 100,000 population to 74.3 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending March 3).

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On March 1, the incidence rate was 73 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending February 24).

There have been 64 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 74,690.

Here's a daily breakdown of the figures in Dacorum for the last seven days:

> March 1 - 14 cases

> March 2 - 17 cases

> March 3 - 11 cases

> March 4 - 17 cases

> March 5 - 10 cases

> March 6 - 9 cases

> March 7 - 20 cases.

According to Public Health England there were 79 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, March 2, and 11 were on mechanical ventilation beds.

There have been no new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is 317, or Hertfordshire, the total is 2,431 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 4,712 and now stands at 4,223,232. The number of deaths has risen by 65 to 124,566.

The estimated R number is 0.7 to 0.9, with a daily infection growth rate range of -5% to -3% as of March 5.

As of March 7, in the UK, 22,377,255 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 1,142,643 had received their second dose.

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 Saturday, March 6, and 5pm on Sunday, March 7.

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

For the latest Government guidance visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home.