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

Hertfordshire records 38 new cases

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:20 pm

Dacorum recorded eight new positive Covid-19 cases today (April 29).

The total for the borough is 8,573, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 32.3 per 100,000 to 36.8 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending April 24)

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On April 22, the incidence rate was 15.5 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 17).

There have been 38 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 76,846.

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

> April 22 - four cases

> April 23 - 12 cases

> April 24 - nine cases

> April 25 - five cases

> April 26 - eight cases

> April 27 - five cases

> April 28 - zero cases.

According to Public Health England there were 11 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, April 27, and one was on a mechanical ventilation bed.

There have been no new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is 319, according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 2,445 to 4,414,242. The number of deaths has risen by 22 to 127,502.

As of April 28, in the UK, 34,094,048 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 14,043,961 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 Tuesday, April 27, and 5pm on Wednesday, April 28.

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