Coronavirus latest: One new confirmed case in Dacorum

Hertfordshire has five new cases

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 4:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 4:34 pm

There has been one new confirmed case of coronavirus in Dacorum, the total for the borough is 522, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There have been five new cases in Hertfordshire, there are now 4,255 cases in the county.

Previous data shared by Public Health England relied solely on Pillar 1 (testing from Public Health England and NHS Hospital Trusts), but as of Thursday, July 2, the information includes Pillar 2 (non-clinical and commercial testing).

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It has seen a radical overhaul of how coronavirus infection data is presented across the country, with hundreds of new cases emerging in individual authorities.

NHS England figures show 369 people have died in hospital (deaths of people who have had a positive test result) at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Of 23 trusts within the region, West Hertfordshire Hospitals trust, which manages hospitals in Hemel Hempstead, Watford and St Albans, has the highest death toll.

There have been 300,692 lab-confirmed cases in the UK, rising by 581.

The number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths has been recorded as 45,878, rising by 119 (deaths of people who have had a positive test result) - according to Public Health England.

The number of deaths are people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory.

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 Sunday, July 26, and 5pm on Monday, July 27.

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

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