Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records 53 new cases today

Hertfordshire has recorded 298 new cases

By Holly Patel
Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 4:37 pm

Dacorum has recorded 53 new positive Covid-19 cases today (February 2).

The total for the borough is now 7,588 according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 280.4 per 100,000 to 268.8 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending January 28).

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Here is a breakdown of where the confirmed cases were recorded seven days up to January 27 - according to Public Health England On January 26, the incidence rate was 356.7 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending January 21).

There have been 298 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 69,184.

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

> January 26 - 35 cases

> January 27 - 48 cases

> January 28 - 98 cases

> January 29 - 70 cases

> January 30 - 67 cases

> January 31 - 45 cases

> February 1 - 50 cases.

According to Public Health England there were 267 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, January 26, and 19 were on mechanical ventilation beds.

There have been six new deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is now 269, and there have been 60 new deaths in Hertfordshire, the total is now 2,101 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 16,840 and now stands at 3,852,623. The number of deaths has risen by 1,449 to 108,013.

As of February 1, in the UK, 9,646,715 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 496,796 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 Sunday, January 31, and 5pm on Monday, February 1.

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.