Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records 39 new cases in 24 hours

Hertfordshire has recorded 311 new cases

Friday, 5th February 2021, 4:31 pm
Updated Friday, 5th February 2021, 4:44 pm

Dacorum has recorded 39 new positive Covid-19 cases today (February 5).

The total for the borough is now 7,685 according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 263 per 100,000 to 261.7 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending January 31).

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On January 29, the incidence rate was 318.6 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending January 24).

There have been 311 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 70,166.

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

> January 29 - 70 cases

> January 30 - 67 cases

> January 31 - 45 cases

> February 1 - 50 cases

> February 2 - 53 cases

> February 3 - 33 cases

> February 4 - 25 cases.

According to Public Health England there were 215 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, February 2, and 19 were on mechanical ventilation beds.

There have been eight new deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is now 282, and there have been 32 new deaths in Hertfordshire, the total is now 2,171 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 19,114 and now stands at 3,911,573. The number of deaths has risen by 1,014 to 111,264.

As of February 4, in the UK, 10,971,047 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 505,993 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, February 3, and 5pm on Thursday, February 4.

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).

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