Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records 11 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours

Hertfordshire records 64 new cases

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 8:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 8:18 pm

Dacorum has recorded 11 new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours of data released tonight (March 3).

The total for the borough is now 8,185 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 February 26).

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On February 24, the incidence rate was 69.1 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending February 19).

There have been 64 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 74,312.

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

> February 24 - 22 cases

> February 25 - 16 cases

> February 26 - 14 cases

> February 27 - 25 cases

> February 28 - 18 cases

> March 1 - 14 cases

> March 2 - 17 cases.

According to Public Health England there were 125 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, February 16, and 15 were on mechanical ventilation beds.

There have been two new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is 316 There have been six new deaths recorded in Hertfordshire, the total is 2,419 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 6,385 and now stands at 4,194,785. The number of deaths has risen by 315 to 123,783.

The estimated R number is 0.6 to 0.9, with a daily infection growth rate range of -6% to -2% as of February 26.

As of March 2, in the UK, 20,703,615 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 895,412 had received their second dose.

Read: Here's how many people have now had Covid vaccines in Hertfordshire.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 Monday, March 1, and 5pm on Tuesday, March 2.

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.