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

Hertfordshire records 23 new cases

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:29 pm
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:30 pm

Dacorum recorded eight new positive Covid-19 cases today (April 26).

The total for the borough is now 8,560, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 23.3 per 100,000 to 25.2 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending April 21)

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On April 19, the incidence rate was 17.4 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 14).

There have been 33 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 76,744.

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

> April 19 - eight cases

> April 20 - nine cases

> April 21 - four cases

> April 22 - four cases

> April 23 - 12 cases

> April 24 - nine cases

> April 25 - five cases.

According to Public Health England there were 12 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, April 20, and one were 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).

It has been 47 days since a death within 28 days of a COVID test has been reported in Dacorum.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen to 4,406,946. The number of deaths has risen by six to 127,434.

As of April 25, in the UK, 33,752,885 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 12,897,123 had received their second dose.

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 Saturday, April 24, and 5pm on Sunday, April 25.

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