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

Hertfordshire recorded 23 new cases

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 4:29 pm

Dacorum recorded just four new positive Covid-19 cases today (April 22).

The total for the borough is now 8,526, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days remains at 15.5 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending April 17).

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On April 15, the incidence rate was 15.5 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 10).

There have been 23 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 76,626.

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

> April 15 - four cases

> April 16 - three cases

> April 17 - three cases

> April 18 - one case

> April 19 - eight cases

> April 20 - nine cases

> April 21 - four 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 43 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 2,729 to 4,398,431. The number of deaths has risen by 18 to 127,345.

As of April 21, in the UK, 33,257,651 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 11,192,601 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 20, and 5pm on Wednesday, April 21.

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