Latest figures show 1,752 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hertfordshire

There have been 57 new reported cases of coronavirus in Hertfordshire

Saturday, 18th April 2020, 5:02 pm
Updated Saturday, 18th April 2020, 5:03 pm

As of today (Saturday) Hertfordshire has had a total of 1,752 diagnosed cases of the potentially deadly virus.

The figures released from Public Health England show 57 new cases in the last 24 hours.

But the true number of cases is thought to be far higher with many people not being tested.

There have been 57new reported cases of coronavirus in Hertfordshire

The West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital - has recorded 150 COVID-19 associated deaths, according to figures from NHS England.

The Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has recorded four deaths, the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust has recorded three deaths and there have been 84 deaths at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 114,217. The number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths in hospital is has been recorded as 15,464, rising by 888 - according to Public Health England.

The figures for the number of patients recovered from COVID-19 have not been released by Public Health England.

All the figures refer only to people who have been tested in hospital. The true extent of infection among the wider public, who have no access to testing kits, is as yet unknown.

The new figures were recorded between 5pm on Thursday and 5pm on Friday.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

- Stay at home

- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times

- Wash your hands as soon as you get home

- Do not meet others, even friends or family.

- You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.