COVID-19 cases continue to plummet in Stevenage and North Herts
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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Stevenage and North Hertfordshire have continued to fall, according to the latest government data.
In Stevenage, there were 82 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the week between February 21 and February 27 according to the ONS. That's 25 fewer than the previous week.
That equates to a rate of 93 per 100,000, which is higher than the UK's average rate of 74.
In total, 5,685 people have tested positive in Stevenage since the pandemic began - with 151 coronavirus-related deaths.
For North Herts, there were 53 cases between February 21 and February 27 according to the ONS, which is 40 fewer than the previous week's data.
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That's a total rate of 40 per 100,000 in the district, well below the nation's average rate of 74/100,000.
In North Herts, 6,129 people are confirmed to have contracted coronavirus with 292 people sadly dying with COVID-19.
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