Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records fewer than 10 new confirmed cases today
Hertfordshire records 68 new cases
Dacorum has recorded just five new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours of data released this afternoon (March 19).
The total for the borough is now 8,346, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 38.1 per 100,000 population to 37.5 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending March 14).
On March 12, the incidence rate was 59.4 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending March 7).
There have been 68 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now75,331.
Here's a daily breakdown of the figures in Dacorum for the last seven days:
> March 11 - 12 cases
> March 12 - six cases
> March 13 - six cases
> March 14 - five cases
> March 15 - six cases
> March 16 - 10 cases
> March 17 - 14 cases
> March 18 - eight cases.
According to Public Health England there were 42 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, March 16, and 14 were on mechanical ventilation beds.
There have been no new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is 318, and one new death recorded in Hertfordshire, the total is 2,446 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).
Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 4,802 and now stands at 4,285,684. The number of deaths has risen by 101 to 126,026.
The estimated R number is 0.6 to 0.9 with a daily infection growth rate range of -6% to -3% as of March 19.
As of March 18, in the UK, 26,263,732 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 2,011,070 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, March 17, and 5pm on Thursday, March 18.
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.