Covid-19 latest: here's how many new positive cases were recorded in Dacorum today
Hertfordshire recorded 35 new cases
Dacorum recorded just four new positive Covid-19 cases today (April 15).
The total for the borough is now 8,494, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
On Friday, 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.
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 16.2 per 100,000 population to 15.5 per 100,000 population (the period represented is the 7 days ending April 10).
On April 8, the incidence rate was 29.7 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 3).
There have been 35 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 76,403.
Here's a daily breakdown of the figures in Dacorum for the last seven days:
> April 8 - three cases
> April 9 - two cases
> April 10 - three cases
> April 11 - zero cases
> April 12 - nine cases
> April 13 - two cases
> April 14 - seven cases.
According to Public Health England there were 19 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, April 13, and three 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 36 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 2,672 to 4,380,976. The number of deaths has risen by 30 to 127,191.
As of April 14, in the UK, 32,444,439 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 8,513,864 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, April 13, and 5pm on Wednesday, April 14.
The figures come from the Government website which is available for the public to view here.