Covid-19 latest: Dacorum records three new positive cases in the last 24 hours
Hertfordshire records 17 new cases
Dacorum recorded just three new positive Covid-19 cases today (May 17).
The total for the borough is now 8,640, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 16.8 per 100,000 to 17.4 per 100,000 population (the period represented is the 7 days ending May 12).
On May 10, the incidence rate was 16.2 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending May 5).
There have been 17 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 77,319.
Here's a daily breakdown of the figures in Dacorum for the last seven days:
> May 10 - five cases
> May 11 - eight cases
> May 12 - zero cases
> May 13 - six cases
> May 14 - five cases
> May 15 - two cases
> May 16 - zero cases.
According to Public Health England there were two confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, May 11, 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 1,979 to 4,452,756. The number of deaths has risen by five to 127,684.
As of May 16, in the UK, 36,704,672 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 20,287,403 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 15, and 5pm on Sunday, May 16.
The figures come from the Government website which is available for the public to view here.
From today (May 17), Coronavirus restrictions are easing across England.