WEEKEND UPDATE: Hertfordshire records 85 new cases of coronavirus and Dacorum has 14

And one death is recorded in the county

Monday, 28th September 2020, 10:33 am
Updated Monday, 28th September 2020, 10:34 am

Hertfordshire has recorded 85 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend and Dacorum has 14, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

There was one death recorded in the county.

The total for Hertfordshire is now 5,804 and the total for Dacorum is 700.

Hertfordshire records 85 new cases of coronavirus and Dacorum has 14

Nationally, the death toll has been 'recalculated' by officials. The new count is based on a new definition of who has died from Covid-19.

Previously, people in England who died at any stage following a positive test, regardless of the cause of their death, were counted in the figures.

However, there is now a cut off point of 28 days from the first laboratory-confirmed positive COVID test.

Previous data shared by Public Health England relied solely on Pillar 1 (testing from Public Health England and NHS Hospital Trusts), but as of Thursday, July 2, the information includes Pillar 2 (non-clinical and commercial testing).

It has seen a radical overhaul of how coronavirus infection data is presented across the country, with hundreds of new cases emerging in individual authorities.

The new figures are recorded between 5pm the previous day to 5pm.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 5,693 and now stands at 434,969, The number of deaths has risen by 17 to 41,988.

The figures come from the Government website which is available for the public to view here