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

Hertfordshire recorded 35 new cases

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:24 pm

Dacorum recorded just four new positive Covid-19 cases today (April 21).

The total for the borough is now 8,522, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The incidence rate over the last 7 days has decreased from 17.4 per 100,000 population to 15.5 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending April 16).

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On April 14, the incidence rate was 16.2 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 9).

There have been 35 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 76,603.

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

> April 14 - seven cases

> April 15 - four cases

> April 16 - three cases

> April 17 - three cases

> April 18 - one case

> April 19 - eight cases

> April 20 - nine 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 42 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 2,396 to 4,395,703. The number of deaths has risen by 22 to 127,327.

As of April 20, in the UK, 33,139,742 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 10,775,817 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 Monday, April 19, and 5pm on Tuesday, April 20.

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