Latest figures show 310 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dacorum

There are now 2,488 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hertfordshire

By Holly Patel
Friday, 8th May 2020, 5:31 pm
Updated Friday, 8th May 2020, 5:40 pm

Today (May 8), Dacorum has recorded two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 310 cases.

There are now 2,488 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hertfordshire.

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

Coronavirus

There have been ten new coronavirus deaths at the West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust over the past 24 hours, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 321 people had died in hospital at the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust as of 5pm on Thursday, May 7.

Of 23 trusts within the region, the West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust, which manages Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital, has the highest death toll.

There have been 127 coronavirus deaths at East and North Hertfordshire Trust and nine at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and eight at the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 211,364 (includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the country totals), rising by 4,649.

The number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths has been recorded as 31,241, rising by 626 - according to Public Health England.

The number of deaths are people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory.

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 Wednesday and 5pm on Thursday.

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