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

Hertfordshire records 42 new cases

Monday, 24th May 2021, 4:25 pm
Updated Monday, 24th May 2021, 4:26 pm

Dacorum recorded four new positive Covid-19 cases today (May 24).

The total for the borough is now 8,638, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 12.3 per 100,000 to 14.2 per 100,000 population (the period represented is the 7 days ending May 19).

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On May 17, the incidence rate was 17.4 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending May 12).

In Hertfordshire, 42 new cases were recorded today - the total is now77,415.

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

> May 17 - three cases

> May 18 - five cases

> May 19 - two cases

> May 20 - seven cases

> May 21 - five cases

> May 22 - zero cases

> May 23 - two cases.

According to Public Health England there was one confirmed COVID-19 patient in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, May 18, and no patients were on a mechanical ventilation bed.

There have been no new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is 321, according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

In the UK, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 2,439 to 4,464,900. The number of deaths has risen by three to 127,724.

As of May 23, in the UK, 38,070,038 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 22,895,556 had received their second dose.

And in Dacorum, 87,269 people had received their first dose of the vaccination and 51,727 people 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, May 22, and 5pm on Sunday, May 23.

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