How infection rates in Herts compare now to when we went into lockdown 2

Cases across Hertfordshire continue to plummet with infection rates from four boroughs dropping to below 100.

Latest data shows that five of the other boroughs have an infection rate below 150 and all ten have seen a decline in cases.

But how does the current infection rates for all ten boroughs compare to when we went into the second national lockdown last month on November 5?

Out of Hertfordshire’s ten boroughs, six of them have a lower infection rate when compared to November 5 with one borough reporting the same infection rate.

Broxbourne, which has the highest infection rate in the county, saw its rate drop by 5.1 from November 5.

Watford, which currently is the third most infected borough in Herts, saw its infection rate drop by more than 30 with cases also doing the same.

On November 5, the infection rate for St Albans was exactly the same – 104.4 – to what it is now with the exact number of new cases reported in both weeks.

Stevenage had an infection rate above 100 on November 5, but on November 26, the infection rate was below it at 96.8.

North Hertfordshire was the same but too, the infection rate across the borough has dropped to 93.6.

Both Dacorum and Welwyn Hatfield had infection rates above 100, but in the week leading up to November 26, both districts saw infection rates drop to 90.5 and 87 respectively.

The biggest drop in infection rates from when England went into the second national lockdown to November 26 was in Welwyn Hatfield which saw rates decline by more than 50.

The boroughs which had a higher infection rate than when we went into national lockdown are Hertsmere, Three Rivers and East Hertfordshire.

Hertsmere saw the biggest rise as the rate went up by 18.1 during that time.

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The latest list of data has been calculated by the PA news agency, based on Public Health England data published on November 30 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Here is the list in full. From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 26; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 26; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 19; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 19. In bold, is the infection rates on November 5.

Broxbourne, 179.9, (175), 207.7, (202). 185 (180)

Hertsmere, 136.3, (143), 154.4, (162). 118.2 (124)

Watford, 133.6, (129), 171.9, (166). 165.7 (160)

Three Rivers, 129.7, (121), 143.6, (134). 116.8 (109)

East Hertfordshire, 114.2, (171), 165.6, (248). 109.5 (164)

St Albans, 104.4, (155), 133.4, (198). 104.4 (155)

Stevenage, 96.8, (85), 122.9, (108). 119.5 (105)

North Hertfordshire, 93.6, (125), 106.3, (142). 113.8 (152)

Dacorum, 90.5, (140), 127.9, (198). 104.7 (162)

Welwyn Hatfield, 87.0, (107), 135.7, (167). 137.4 (169)

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