Watford has the highest number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Hertfordshire over this past week so far.

Data by the Department of Health and Social Care shows that while there is still a slow spread of the virus this week, Watford has seen the highest rise in cases within Hertfordshire since Monday.

As of today (June 4) there are 2,905 cases of Covid-19 in Hertfordshire, the seventh highest local authority in the UK.

This means there was a rise of 16 cases within the county from Monday (June 1) to today.

Watford has recorded the highest amount of cases within the county this week, with a rise of seven cases.

On Monday, Watford had 399 cases, compared to today with 406 cases.

Other local authorities within the area have had less of an increase.

• Hertsmere has 391 cases – a rise of one from Monday

• Three Rivers has 259 cases – a rise of one from Monday

• Dacorum has 361 cases – a rise of two from Monday

There were only five other cases in other authorities around the rest of Hertfordshire.

However, the amount of cases is significantly less when considering the amount recorded around other areas in the UK.

In comparison, Birmingham has the highest total cases in a lower-tier local authority, with 3,251 cases – a rise in 14 cases since Monday.

The authority with most confirmed cases near Hertfordshire is Brent in north west London, with 1,477 confirmed cases – a rise in six cases since Monday.

How many coronavirus deaths today?

In the NHS England update today, there were a further 115 coronavirus deaths recorded, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 27,159.

None of which were from the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust with the current death toll at the trust remaining at 351, a rise of two recorded cases since the last update on Monday.

The last recorded Covid-19 death at the trust was on Monday (June 1). But some deaths between May 30 and June 3 might appear later in future updates as the data is likely to change.

In England, the deaths recorded today involved patients between 26 and 100 years old.

NHS England say five of the 115 patients – aged between 53 and 97 – had no known underlying health conditions.