Covid-19 latest: Dacorum records 62 new cases in the last 24 hours

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50 new covid-related deaths recorded nationally, but none in Dacorum

Dacorum has recorded 62 new positive Covid-19 cases today (August 31).

The total for the borough is now 13,620, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

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The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 319.7 per 100,000 population to 326.1 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending August 26).

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In Hertfordshire, the number of cases has risen by 415 to 115,712.

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

> August 24 - 39 cases

> August 25 - 82 cases

> August 26 - 104 cases

> August 27 - 68 cases

> August 28 - 67 cases

> August 29 - 75 cases

> August 30 - 46 cases.

According to Public Health England there were 34 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, August 24, and four patients were on a mechanical ventilation bed.

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There have been no new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is 338, according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

In the UK, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 32,181 to 6,789,581. The number of deaths has risen by 50 to 132,535.

As of August 30, in the UK, 48,048,009 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 42,790,585 had received their second dose.

And in Dacorum, 108,544 people (83.3 per cent) had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 98,713 (75.8 per cent) had received their second dose.

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The figures for the number of patients recovered from Covid-19 have not been released by Public Health England.

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