Covid-19 latest: here's how many new cases were recorded in Dacorum today
Hertfordshire recorded 44 new cases
Dacorum recorded 12 new positive Covid-19 cases today (April 23).
The total for the borough is now 8,538, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 15.5 per 100,000 to 18.1 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending April 18).
On April 16, the incidence rate was 16.2 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 11).
There have been 44 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 76,670.
Here's a daily breakdown of the figures in Dacorum for the last seven days:
> April 16 - three cases
> April 17 - three cases
> April 18 - one case
> April 19 - eight cases
> April 20 - nine cases
> April 21 - four cases
> April 22 - 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 44 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 2,678 to 4,401,109. The number of deaths has risen by 40 to 127,385.
As of April 22, in the UK, 33,388,637 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 11,623,671 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 Wednesday, April 21, and 5pm on Thursday, April 22.
The figures come from the Government website which is available for the public to view here.