Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records 26 new confirmed cases today

One new death of a patient testing positive for Covid-19 in Dacorum

Monday, 26th October 2020, 5:52 pm
Updated Monday, 26th October 2020, 5:56 pm

There have been 26 new positive Covid-19 tests in Dacorum in the last 24 hours, today's data has revealed this evening.

The total for the borough is now 1,220, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There have been 211 new cases today in Hertfordshire, the total is now 9,998.

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There has been one new death of a patient testing positive for Covid-19 in Dacorum. The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic of people who had a positive test result for COVID-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test in Dacorum is now 101, according to Public Health England.

There have been 894,690 lab-confirmed cases in the UK, rising by 20,890.

The latest R number is estimated at 1.2 to 1.4 with a daily growth rate range of 3% to 6%

The number of Covid-19 associated UK deaths has been recorded as 44,998, rising by 102 - according to Public Health England.

Nationally, 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 Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25.

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

The JPI Data team have created a series of interactive maps - www.hemeltoday.co.uk/interactive/coronavirus-uk-map-covid-19 - that will track the impact of Covid-19 on each local area and region of the UK.