Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records 70 new cases in 24 hours

Hertfordshire records 828 new cases

By Holly Patel
Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 4:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 4:24 pm

Dacorum has recorded 70 new positive Covid-19 cases today (January 20).

The total for the borough is now 6,756, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days is 467.2 per 100,000 population (the period represented is the 7 days ending January 15).

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There have been 828 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 62,194.

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 nine deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is now 210, and there have been 51 new deaths in Hertfordshire, the total is now 1,682 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 38,905 and now stands at 3,505,754. The number of deaths has risen by 1,820 to 93,290.

In the UK, as of January 19, 4,609,740 people in the UK had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 460,625 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 Monday, January 18, and 5pm on Tuesday, January 19.

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.