Cases are falling across the majority of Hertfordshire and there are promising signs that we are past the peak of the virus.
All 10 local authorities are now below 300 cases per 100,000 population after recording significant drops, with hopes that restrictions could begin to ease again next month.
However, there are still pockets of the county which are bucking the trend.
The Government and Public Health England offer an interactive map which shows the latest figures in every part of the county.
This data goes right down to neighbourhood levels, with data provided for each MSOA (Middle layer Super Output Areas) which are normally similar to council wards and provide the most specific data available.
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In Hertfordshire, there are nine neighbourhoods still recording rates of over 400 cases per 100,000 – much higher than the local average – and these are highlighted in purple.
The map is updated on a weekly basis, with the latest figures representing figures up to February 3.
These are the nine worst-hit areas in Hertfordshire according to the latest Government figures.
There are three areas in Watford, Hertfordshire, that are currently being displayed in purple with rates of over 400 cases per 100,000.
Central Watford which is reporting 43 cases in the seven days up to February 3, with a rolling rate of 412.5 cases per 100,000. This was an increase of three cases compared to the seven days previous.
Holywell reported 47 cases in the seven days up to February 3, with a rolling rate of 500.5 cases per 100,000. This was an increase of 14 cases compared to the seven days before.
North Watford has reported 39 cases in the seven days up to February 3, with a rolling rate of 491.0 cases per 100,000. This was an increase of seven cases compared to the seven days previous.
There is one area in Welwyn Hatfield that currently has an infection rate over 400 cases per 100,000.
Hatfield South is reporting a rate of 531.4 cases per 100,000 after recording 61 cases in the seven days up to February 3. However, there is some positive news in that there were 12 fewer cases in the latest seven-day period.
There are two areas in Stevenage that are seeing cases remain at a high level.
These include Bedwell, with 35 cases reported and a rate of 440.0 cases per 100,000 – four cases more than reported in the week before.
The other area is Woodfield & Old Town, with 57 cases (up five) and a rate of 463.9 cases per 100,000.
Highfield in Hemel Hempstead is reporting a rate of 435.9 cases per 100,000 after recording 35 cases in the seven days up to February 3.
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The only area in the borough to be included has the highest rate of infections in the county.
Broxbourne Town has seen 39 cases in the last seven days, up from just 10 the week prior.
The current rolling rate is 630.7 cases per 100,000.
However it should be noted that this will include the first two days of ‘surge testing’ in Broxbourne, when everyone in the EN10 postcode was asked to test for the virus.
This could explain the much larger increase here.
Just on the border of the county, Little Parndon & Hare Street near Harlow has recorded 409.2 cases per 100,000 as well – with 38 cases in total.