Surge in local COVID-19 cases pushes positive test results over 1,000

Published 20 October 2020

One thousand people in Dacorum have now tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). There has been an increase of over 100 cases in the past week leading to the borough reaching this significant milestone, with a specific rise in the 40 to 59 year old age group.

Cllr Andrew Williams, Leader of Dacorum Borough Council, said: “It’s so important to remember that if you or any member of your household has tested positive, you have symptoms, or if you have been contacted by Test and Trace you must self-isolate for the required period of time.

“Self-isolating is key to stopping the spread of the disease and avoiding further lockdown measures. With more Test and Trace services taken on locally by Hertfordshire County Council, we want to ensure that that every ‘significant contact’ of an infected person who needs to self-isolate is given clear guidance on what they must do to comply with the national Public Health England advice.

“We now need all residents in Dacorum to pay really close attention to the serious issue of the spread of COVID-19 within the local community. If you have any symptoms you must isolate to stop the virus spreading and infecting your friends and family.”

If you think that you may have come into contact with someone with COVID-19 you should self-isolate for the required period of time. If you are feeling unwell, you should call 111 or book a test via the Government website or NHS Test and Trace app. Visit the NHS website for further advice.