Coronavirus latest: Two new confirmed cases in Dacorum

Hertfordshire has 23 new cases

By Holly Patel
Friday, 14th August 2020, 4:29 pm

There have been two new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Dacorum, the total for the borough is now 547, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There have been 23 new cases in Hertfordshire, there are now 4,429 cases in the county.

Owing to technical difficulties, Public Health England did not publish the figures for England on August 13.

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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 316,367 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

Nationally, the death toll is being 'recalculated' by officials and the deaths page on Public Health England is currently being re–developed.

The new count is based on a new definition of who has died from Covid-19.

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 will now be 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 Tuesday, August 11, and 5pm on Thursday, August 13.

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