Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records 161 new cases in 24 hours

Hertfordshire recorded 1,319 new cases

Friday, 15th January 2021, 5:26 pm
Updated Friday, 15th January 2021, 5:29 pm

Dacorum has recorded 161 new positive Covid-19 cases today (January 15).

The total for the borough is now 6,319, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days is 566.7 per 100,000 population (the period represented is the 7 days ending January 10).

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There have been 1,319 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 58,138.

According to Public Health England there were 347 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, January 12, and 23 were on mechanical ventilation beds.

There have been four deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is now 187, and there have been 31 new deaths in Hertfordshire, the total is now 1,514 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 55,761 and now stands at 3,316,019. The number of deaths has risen by 1,280 to 87,295.

In the UK, as of January 14, 3,234,946 people in the UK had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 443,234 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 Wednesday, January 13, and 5pm on Thursday, January 14.

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

With coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rising rapidly in the UK, the Government announced a further period of national lockdown (Stay at Home), on Monday (4 January). The rules in England will be reviewed on 15 February.

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