Coronavirus latest: Three new confirmed cases in Dacorum today

Hertfordshire has 14 new cases

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 4:59 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 5:02 pm

There have been three new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Dacorum today, the total for the borough is now 589, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There have been 14 new cases in Hertfordshire, there are now 4,617 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).

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.

There have been 328,846 lab-confirmed cases in the UK, rising by 1,048.

The number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths has been recorded as 41,465, rising by 16, - according to Public Health England.

Nationally, the death toll has been 'recalculated' by officials. The new count is based on a new definition of who has died from Covid-19.

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Previously, people in England who died at any stage following a positive test, regardless of the cause of their death, were counted in the figures.

However, there is now a cut off point of 28 days from the first laboratory-confirmed positive COVID test.

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 Monday, August 24, and 5pm on Tuesday, August 25.

The Public Health England COVID-19 dashboard is currently experiencing technical difficulties and the data is taking longer than usual to load.

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