Covid-19 latest: here's how many new cases were recorded in Dacorum today

Hertfordshire records 36 new cases

Friday, 7th May 2021, 4:18 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 4:20 pm

Dacorum recorded seven new positive Covid-19 cases today (May 7).

The total for the borough is 8,605, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 18.1 per 100,000 to 15.5 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending May 2).

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On April 30, the incidence rate was 33 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 25).

There have been 36 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 77,069.

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

> April 30 - four cases

> May 1 - four cases

> May 2 - one case

> May 3 - four cases

> May 4 - five cases

> May 5 - five cases

> May 6 - two 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 have been no new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is 320, according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 2,490 to 4,431,043. The number of deaths has risen by 15 to 127,598.

As of May 6, in the UK, 35,069,641 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 16,764,720 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, May 5, and 5pm on Thursday, May 6.

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