Covid-19 update: here's how many new cases were recorded in Dacorum in the last 24 hours

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203 Covid-related deaths recorded nationally, but none in Dacorum

Dacorum has recorded 79 new positive Covid-19 cases today (September 21).

The total for the borough is now 15,307, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

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The incidence rate over the last 7 days is 315.2 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending September 16).

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

> September 14 - 78 cases

> September 15 - 67 cases

> September 16 - 72 cases

> September 17 - 77 cases

> September 18 - 74 cases

> September 19 - 50 cases

> September 20 - 119 cases.

According to Public Health England there were 34 confirmed Covid-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, September 14, and six patients were on a mechanical ventilation bed.

There have been no new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is still 341, according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).

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In the UK, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 31,564 to7,496,543. The number of deaths has risen by 203 to 135,455.

As of September 20, in the UK, 48,617,703 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for Covid-19, and 44,512,572 had received their second dose.

And in Dacorum,111,392 people (83.1 per cent) had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 103,561 (77.2 per cent) 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 figures come from the Government website which is available for the public to view here.

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