Covid-19 latest: here’s how many positive cases have been recorded in Dacorum in the last 24 hours
Hertfordshire records 37 new cases
Dacorum recorded five new positive Covid-19 cases today (April 27).
The total for the borough is now 8,565, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 25.2 per 100,000 to 27.8 per 100,000(the period represented is the 7 days ending April 22)
On April 20, the incidence rate was 17.4 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending April 15).
There have been 37 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 76,781.
Here's a daily breakdown of the figures in Dacorum for the last seven days:
> April 20 - nine cases
> April 21 - four cases
> April 22 - four cases
> April 23 - 12 cases
> April 24 - nine cases
> April 25 - five cases
> April 26 - eight 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 has been one new Covid-related death recorded in Dacorum, the total is now 319, according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).
Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 2,685 to 4,409,631. The number of deaths has risen by 17 to 127,451.
As of April 26, in the UK, 33,843,580 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 13,201,811 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 Sunday, April 25, and 5pm on Monday, April 26.
The figures come from the Government website which is available for the public to view here.