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

Hertfordshire records 38 new cases

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 4:24 pm

Dacorum recorded just two new positive Covid-19 cases today (May 6).

The total for the borough is 8,598, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 23.3 per 100,000 to 18.1 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending April 30).

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On April 29, the incidence rate was 36.8 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 24).

There have been 38 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 77,033.

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

> April 29 - eight cases

> April 30 - four cases

> May 1 - four cases

> May 2 - one case

> May 3 - four cases

> May 4 - five cases

> May 5 - five cases.

According to Public Health England there were five confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, May 4, and no patients were on a mechanical ventilation bed.

There has been one new Covid-related death recorded in Dacorum, the total is now 320, according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 2,613 to 4,428,553. The number of deaths has risen by 13 to 127,583.

As of May 5, in the UK, 34,934,171 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 16,291,719 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, May 4, and 5pm on Wednesday, May 5.

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