8 Herts boroughs with infection rates below national average

Hertfordshire is seeing a positive decline in infection rates after starting the year off with alarmingly high figures.

The rates throughout the county have been fluctuating since the second lockdown back in November 2020 and there was even a point where one Herts district – Broxbourne – stood in the top five across the UK for highest infection rates.

Despite this, the county seems to have turned it around and rates in Herts are now far more manageable with the majority of residents adhering to the rules and Government guidelines.

Latest Public Health England figures show that eight out of the 10 districts in Hertfordshire have a promising rate of infection which is below the national average of 133.4 per 100,000 people, as of February 14.

Stevenage still has the highest rate of infection standing at 169.6 for the last seven days to February 15.

Following closely behind is Welwyn Hatfield with a rate of 147.1, and these are the only two areas still above the national average.

Meanwhile, at the bottom of the list with the lowest infection rate is East Hertfordshire with 86.1 per 100,000 people in the last seven days.

On Monday (February 22), Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a “roadmap” for the UK’s journey out of lockdown.

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Here is the list of Hertfordshire’s latest infection rates in full, provided by PA.

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to February 15; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to February 15; rate of new cases in the seven days to February 8; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to February 8.

Stevenage, 169.6, (149), 251.6, (221)

Welwyn Hatfield, 147.1, (181), 203.2, (250)

Hertsmere, 105.8, (111), 190.6, (200)

Broxbourne, 99.7, (97), 189.1, (184)

Three Rivers, 97.5, (91), 141.4, (132)

St Albans, 97.0, (144), 138.8, (206)

Watford, 96.3, (93), 217.4, (210)

North Hertfordshire, 94.3, (126), 152.0, (203)

Dacorum, 86.6, (134), 132.5, (205)

East Hertfordshire, 86.1, (129), 88.8, (133)

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