Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records fewer than 10 new confirmed cases today

Hertfordshire records 67 new cases

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 8:29 am

Dacorum has recorded just six new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours of data released this afternoon (March 15).

The total for the borough is now 8,309, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 53 per 100,000 population to 49.1 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending March 10).

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On March 8, the incidence rate was 74.3 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending March 3).

There have been 67 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 75,113.

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

> March 8 - 10 cases

> March 9 - 12 cases

> March 10 - 11 cases

> March 11 - 12 cases

> March 12 - six cases

> March 13 - six cases

> March 14 - five cases.

According to Public Health England there were 57 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, March 9, and 13 were on mechanical ventilation beds.

There have been no new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is 318, and three new deaths have been recorded in Hertfordshire, the total is 2,442 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 5,089 and now stands at 4,263,527. The number of deaths has risen by 64 to 125,580.

The estimated R number is 0.6 to 0.8 with a daily infection growth rate range of -7% to -4% as of March 12.

As of March 14, in the UK, 24,453,221 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 1,610,280 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 Saturday, March 13, and 5pm on Sunday, March 14.

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.