Hertfordshire Covid: Latest infection rates as county prepares for Step 3 roadmap announcement
Latest figures show that there were 174 new cases of Covid-19 in Hertfordshire over the last seven days of available data.
In the week ending May 3, the borough of Watford saw the highest number of new cases with 28 people testing positive.
Out of all the boroughs, Watford also had the highest infection rate during the same period, rising from 21.7 to 29.0 cases per 100,000 residents.
In comparison, Three Rivers was the next highest borough in terms of infection rates with a rate of 17.1 - a drop from 24.6.
Stevenage also saw a week-on-week drop in rates, falling from 22.8 to 17.1 in the two weeks leading up to May 3.
Hertsmere, like Watford, saw a slight rise in infection rates - 12.4 to 16.2 - while cases also increased by four in the week-on-week comparison.
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The borough which saw one of the biggest drop was Dacorum. Infection rates here went from 30.4 to 16.2 in the same period.
The last five boroughs - Welwyn Hatfield, St Albans, North Hertfordshire, East Hertfordshire and Broxbourne - had infection rates between 12.2 and 10.3.
The list has been calculated by the PA news agency based on Public Health England data published on May 7 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.
From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to May 3; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to May 3; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 26; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to April 26.
Data for the most recent four days (May 4-7) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.
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Watford, 29.0, (28), 21.7, (21)
Three Rivers, 17.1, (16), 24.6, (23)
Stevenage, 17.1, (15), 22.8, (20)
Hertsmere, 16.2, (17), 12.4, (13)
Dacorum, 16.2, (25), 30.4, (47)
Welwyn Hatfield, 12.2, (15), 17.9, (22)
St Albans, 11.5, (17), 8.8, (13)
North Hertfordshire, 11.2, (15), 17.2, (23)
East Hertfordshire, 10.7, (16), 12.7, (19)
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