UPDATE: Coronavirus cases in Hertfordshire rise to 582 in the last 24 hours
There are 102 new cases compared to Wednesday's confirmed figures
As of today (Thursday) Hertfordshire has had a total of 582 diagnosed cases of the potentially deadly virus.
The figures released from Public Health England show 102 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.
It means Hertfordshire has the fifth highest number of cases by Upper Tier Local Authorities (UTLA) and NHS Regions.
Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 33,718. The number of deaths has been recorded as 2,921, rising by 569 - according to Public Health England.
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 Tuesday and 5pm on Wednesday.
Figures released now include victims who died at home or in a care home.
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.
Britons are again being urged to take part in an applause for NHS workers at 8pm tonight.
Annemarie Plas, the brain behind the Clap For Carers movement, has suggested that we carry out an applause at 8pm tonight and every subsequent Thursday until the end of the pandemic.
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