Coronavirus latest: here’s how many new cases were recorded in Dacorum in the last 24 hours
Hertfordshire records 86 new cases
Dacorum has recorded 17 new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours of data released this afternoon (March 4).
The total for the borough is now 8,202, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 74.3 per 100,000 population to 77.5 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending February 27).
On February 25, the incidence rate was 64.6 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending February 20).
There have been 86 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 74,398.
Here's a daily breakdown of the figures in Dacorum for the last seven days:
> February 25 - 16 cases
> February 26 - 14 cases
> February 27 - 25 cases
> February 28 - 18 cases
> March 1 - 14 cases
> March 2 - 17 cases
> March 3 - 11 cases.
According to Public Health England there were 79 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, March 2, and 11 were on mechanical ventilation beds.
There have been no new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is 316. There have been two new deaths recorded in Hertfordshire, the total is 2,421 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).
Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 6,573 and now stands at 4,201,358. The number of deaths has risen by 242 to 124,025.
The estimated R number is 0.6 to 0.9, with a daily infection growth rate range of -6% to -2% as of February 26.
As of March 3, in the UK, 20,982,571 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 963,862 had received their second dose.
Read: Here's how many people have now had Covid vaccines in Hertfordshire.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, March 2, and 5pm on Wednesday, March 3.
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.