Coronavirus latest: here's the latest figures for Dacorum from Public Health England

From today Public Health England has changed the way cases are reported

Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:48 pm

Dacorum has recorded no new positive Covid-19 cases today (April 9), according to revised figures from Public Health England.

From today (April 9) Public Health England has changed the way cases are reported.

Cases that have been identified through a positive rapid lateral flow test will be removed for people who took Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests within 3 days that were all negative.

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Cases of this type that were previously reported were removed from the cumulative total, reducing the total by 8,010. In Dacorum, there has been a reduction of 19. Thursday's figures showed 8,488 recorded cases, today's figures show 8,469 cases.

Newly reported cases at regional and local authority level within England are calculated as the daily change in the total number of cases. This means that for 9 April 2021, these show significantly lower numbers or zero, and should not be considered as the actual number of new cases reported on that date.

In Dacorum two new cases were recorded, 21 historic cases were removed, the total for the borough is now 8,469, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 29.7 per 100,000 population to 28.4 per 100,000 population (the period represented is the 7 days ending April 4).

Hertfordshire's cases have reduced by 119 to 76,192.

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

> April 2 - four cases

> April 3 - eight cases

> April 4 - 10 cases

> April 5 - five cases

> April 6 - four cases

> April 7 - four cases

> April 8 - three cases.

According to Public Health England there were 20 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, April 6, and one was on a mechanical ventilation bed.

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

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases is now 4,365,461. The number of deaths has risen by 60 to 127,040.

As of April 8, in the UK, 31,903,366 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 6,541,174 had received their second dose.

Here's how many people have received their first vaccine in DacorumThe 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, April 7, and 5pm on Thursday, April 8.

The figures come from the Government website which is available for the public to view here.

From Monday, April 12, restrictions will be eased, from this date:

> Gyms can reopen - the gyms at our Berkhamsted, Hemel and Tring Leisure Centres will open

> Outdoor attractions, libraries and community centres can open

> Non-essential retail, hairdressers, barbers and other personal services can open> Pubs, cafes and restaurants can open to serve customers outside

> Indoor parent and toddler groups can take place

> The number of care home visitors will also increase to two per resident

> You can stay overnight in self-contained accommodation with your household.

You should continue to meet people you do not live with outdoors - meeting with up to six people from different households (rule of six) or a total of two households.

Dacorum Borough Council's adventure playgrounds will remain closed at this stage but the sports pitches are available for bookings.