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

Hertfordshire records 87 new cases

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 4:28 pm

Dacorum recorded eight new positive Covid-19 cases today (June 16).

The total for the borough is now 8,780, according to the latest figures from Public Health England

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 39.4 per 100,000 population to 36.8 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending June 11).

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In Hertfordshire, 87 new cases were recorded - the total is now 78,763.

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

> June 9 - one case

> June 10 - 10 cases

> June 11 - nine cases

> June 12 - four cases

> June 13 - seven cases

> June 14 - 14 cases

> June 15 - six cases.

According to Public Health England there were five confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, June 8, and no patients were on a mechanical ventilation bed.

From today (June 16), Public Health England has changed the way it records deaths for local authorities. Some deaths previously reported in England have been reallocated to different resident local authorities.

Total deaths for England are unaffected, but some local authorities and regions will show inaccurate daily reported numbers today (June 16) because of this change.

The cumulative number of deaths in each affected local authority and region will also change.

As a result of these changes, the total number of Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum has increased by 11 to 332, according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

In the UK, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 9,055 to 4,589,814. The number of deaths has risen by nine to 127,926.

As of June 15, in the UK, 42,021,089 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 30,440,373 had received their second dose.

And in Dacorum, 96,342 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 69,568 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 Monday, June 14, and 5pm on Tuesday, June 15.

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