Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records 17 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours

Hertfordshire records 91 new cases

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 4:18 pm

Dacorum has recorded 17 new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours of data released this afternoon (March 2).

The total for the borough is now 8,174 according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 73 per 100,000 population to 76.9 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending February 25).

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On February 23, the incidence rate was 67.2 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending February 18).

There have been 91 new cases in Hertfordshire the total is now 74,248.

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

> February 23 - 24 cases

> February 24 - 22 cases

> February 25 - 16 cases

> February 26 - 14 cases

> February 27 - 25 cases

> February 28 - 18 cases

> March 1 - 14 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 314. There have been seven new deaths recorded in Hertfordshire, the total is 2,413 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 6,391 and now stands at 4,188,400. The number of deaths has risen by 343 to 123,296.

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 1, in the UK, 20,478,619 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 844,098 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 Sunday, February 28, and 5pm on Monday, March 1.

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.