Latest figures show one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Dacorum

Five new coronavirus deaths at West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust

Monday, 18th May 2020, 5:07 pm
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 5:08 pm

There has been one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Dacorum in the last 24 hours, there are now 333 confirmed cases in the borough, according to latest figures from Public Health England.

There are now 2,761 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Hertfordshire, up from 2,728.

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

Latest figures show one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Dacorum

There have been five new coronavirus deaths recorded at West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust over the weekend, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 334 people had died in hospital at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust as of 5pm on Sunday, May 17.

The victims were among 2,839 deaths recorded across the East of England.

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 nine coronavirus deaths at the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, eight at the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, and 140 at East and North Hertfordshire Trust.

Nationally, the number of coronavirus cases now stands at 246,406 (includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the country totals).

The number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths has been recorded as 34,796, rising by 160 - 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.

The new figures were recorded between 5pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.