Infection rates plummet in every Herts borough as Tier 2 confirmed

Just a day after Hertfordshire was confirmed as moving to Tier 2 on December 2, infection rates have dropped dramatically across the county.

The latest set of data from Public Health England now shows that all of Herts’ ten boroughs have an infection rate per 100,000 people below 200.

However, only one district has an infection rate below 100.

Over the past month, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, has been the worst-affected area in the county with an infection rate above 200 for some time.

But in the week ending November 22, the borough’s infection rate dropped to 196.3 from 244.7 just seven days before.

All boroughs also saw a drop in cases with some areas seeing a bigger decline than others.

East Hertfordshire saw the biggest drop in the week ending November 22 as cases fell by 96 when compared to the previous week.

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The infection rate for the borough for that week was 128.2 after previously having the second-highest infection rate seven days before (192.3).

As of December 2, all of the county will be in Tier 2 meaning residents will have to follow tighter restrictions.

These include not being able to mix with anyone you don’t live with – except if they’re part of your social bubble – in any indoor settings.

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The list has been calculated by the PA news agency, based on Public Health England data published on November 26 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 22; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 22; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 15; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 15.

Broxbourne, 196.3, (191), 244.7, (238)

Watford, 164.6, (159), 171.9, (166)

Three Rivers, 161.8, (151), 184.3, (172)

Hertsmere, 146.8, (154), 159.2, (167)

Welwyn Hatfield, 129.2, (159), 153.6, (189)

East Hertfordshire, 128.2, (192), 192.3, (288)

Dacorum, 124.1, (192), 128.6, (199)

St Albans, 115.9, (172), 157.6, (234)

Stevenage, 107.0, (94), 178.7, (157)

North Hertfordshire, 96.6, (129), 154.2, (206)

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