Covid-19 latest: Dacorum records seven new confirmed cases today

Hertfordshire recorded 26 new cases

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 4:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 4:20 pm

Dacorum recorded seven new positive Covid-19 cases today (April 14).

The total for the borough is now 8,490, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

From April 9, Public Health England changed the way cases are reported. Cases that have been identified through a positive rapid lateral flow test will be removed for people who took Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests within 3 days that were all negative.

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Cases of this type that were previously reported were removed from the cumulative total, reducing the total by 8,010. As a result, on Friday, 21 historic cases in Dacorum were removed.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 19.4 per 100,000 population to 16.2 per 100,000 population (the period represented is the 7 days ending April 9).

On April 7, the incidence rate was 30.4 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 2).

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

> April 7 - four cases

> April 8 - three cases

> April 9 - two cases

> April 10 - three cases

> April 11 - zero cases

> April 12 - nine cases

> April 13 - two cases.

According to Public Health England there were 20 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, April 6, and one was 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).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 2,491 to 4,378,305. The number of deaths has risen by 38 to 127,161.

As of April 13, in the UK, 32,326,604 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 8,170,081 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, April 12, and 5pm on Tuesday, April 13.

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