Coronavirus latest: fall in Dacorum's Covid figures in last 24 hours

Hertfordshire records 125 new cases

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 4:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2021, 4:12 pm

Dacorum has recorded just 11 new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours of data released this afternoon (February 18).

The total for the borough is now 7,972 according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 99.5 per 100,000 to 94.3 per 100,000 population (the period represented is the 7 days ending February 13).

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On February 11, the incidence rate was 157.7 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending February 6).

There have been 125 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 72,946.

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

> February 11 - 12 cases

> February 12 - 46 cases

> February 13 - 18 cases

> February 14 - 11 cases

> February 15 - 24 cases

> February 16 - 14 cases

> February 17 - 17 cases.

According to Public Health England there were 125 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, February 16, and 15 were on mechanical ventilation beds.

There have been three Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is now 306. There have been 15 deaths recorded in Hertfordshire, the total is now 2,347 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 12,057 and now stands at 4,083,242. The number of deaths has risen by 454 to 119,387.

As of February 17, in the UK, 16,423,082 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 573,724 had received their second dose.

Read: Here's how many vaccines have been administered in Hertfordshire and West Essex.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 Tuesday, February 16, and 5pm on Wednesday, February 17.

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.