Four districts in Hertfordshire have now passed a significant milestone as cases continue to fall across the county.
In the areas seeing the biggest drops infection rates have now dropped below 100 cases per 100,000.
Last autumn that mark was seen as the threshold for entering Tier 2 restrictions, which shows just how far rates in Hertfordshire have dropped.
In Broxbourne the infection rate exceeded 1,000 cases per 100,000 at the start of the year, with the district recording one of the highest infection rates in the country.
However, a dramatic decline in cases has seen Broxbourne record the second lowest infection rate according to the latest figures.
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The lowest rate is still in East Hertfordshire, with 73.5 cases per 100,000.
North Hertfordshire and Dacorum are the other districts to reach the milestone.
There are promising signs that other districts will see cases fall enough to pass the mark in the coming days, with Three Rivers recording 100.7 cases per 100,000 and St Albans recording103.7 cases per 100,000 as cases continue to fall.
The figures, compiled by the PA news agency, calculates the latest infection rate from government and Public Health England data up to February 19.
These are the latest rates in the seven days up to February 14, with the latest days omitted as they are incomplete.
We have compiled a list of all the towns and villages within the districts that are under the threshold.
It shows that many of our major towns are now recording much lower levels of coronavirus, which should only continue to improve with at least two weeks until the first easing of lockdown.
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On Monday, February 22 the Prime Minister is expected to announce the next stages of lockdown which will likely include a staggered approach to re-openings.
It’s hoped that a gradual approach will allow schools to return soon, while also seeing cases continue to drop – so hopefully plenty more of our towns will join the list soon.
The full list of towns and villages to reach 100 cases per 100,000:
North Hertfordshire – 97.3 cases per 100,000
St Paul’s Walden
Dacorum – 93.7 cases per 100,000
Broxbourne – 89.4 cases per 100,000
East Hertfordshire – 73.5 cases per 100,000
Watton at Stone