Coronavirus latest: Dacorum records 13 new positive cases today
Hertfordshire records 64 new cases
Dacorum has recorded 13 new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours of data released this afternoon (March 22).
The total for the borough is now 8,372, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
The incidence rate over the last 7 days has increased from 30.4 per 100,000 population to 34.9 per 100,000 (the period represented is the 7 days ending March 17).
On March 15, the incidence rate was 59.4 per 100,000 population (the 7 days ending March 10).
There have been 64 new cases in Hertfordshire, the total is now 75,516.
Here's a daily breakdown of the figures in Dacorum for the last seven days:
> March 15 - six cases
> March 16 - 10 cases
> March 17 - 14 cases
> March 18 - eight cases
> March 19 - five cases
> March 20 - 10 cases
> March 21 - three cases.
According to Public Health England there were 42 confirmed COVID-19 patients in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which manages hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans - on Tuesday, March 16, and 14 were on mechanical ventilation beds.
There have been no new Covid-related deaths recorded in Dacorum, the total is 318, and no new deaths recorded in Hertfordshire, the total is 2,448 - according to Public Health England (deaths within 28 days of positive test).
Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases has risen by 5,342 and now stands at 4,301,925. The number of deaths has risen by 17 to 126,172.
The estimated R number is 0.6 to 0.9 with a daily infection growth rate range of -6% to -3% as of March 19.
As of March 21, in the UK, 27,997,976 people had received the first dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, and 2,281,384 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 new figures were recorded between 5pm on Saturday, March 20, and 5pm on Sunday, March 21.
The figures come from the Government website which is available for the public to view here.
For the latest Government guidance visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home.
On Monday, February 22, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown plan for England, he announced a four-stage plan in the easing of lockdown restrictions.