Covid-19 latest: Dacorum records eight new positive cases today

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Hertfordshire records 39 new cases

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

The total for the borough is now 8,509, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

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The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 16.2 per 100,000 population to 17.4 per 100,000 population (the period represented is the 7 days ending April 14).

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On April 12, the incidence rate was 22 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 7).

There have been 39 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 76,493.

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

> April 12 - nine cases

> April 13 - two cases

> April 14 - seven cases

> April 15 - four cases

> April 16 - three cases

> April 17 - three cases

> April 18 - one case.

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According to Public Health England there were 19 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, April 13, and three 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 40 days since a death within 28 days of a COVID test has been reported in Dacorum.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 2,963 to 4,390,783. The number of deaths has risen by four to 127,274.

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As of April 18, in the UK, 32,932,448 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 10,152,039 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 17, and 5pm on Sunday, April 18.

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