The leader of Three Rivers District Council has warned people to “play their part” after a rise in cases in the area.

Councillor Sarah Nelmes says Covid-19 cases have been rising, particularly in Croxley Green, South Oxhey, Moor Park, and Northwood.

A further 11 cases were confirmed on today’s government coronavirus dashboard, including ten over the 28th and 29th of September.

There have been a total of 42 confirmed cases in Three Rivers since September 22, according to the dashboard, which are figures the district has not seen for months.

The rate of new cases in the seven days to September 28 is 40.7 which is the highest in Hertfordshire.

A statement released today does not explain what health bosses believe to be the cause of the outbreak.

In a joint statement, Cllr Tim Hutchings, cabinet member for public health and prevention at Hertfordshire County Council, and Cllr Nelmes said today: "We can confirm that COVID-19 infection rates in the district of Three Rivers have been rising, particularly in Croxley Green, Moor Park and Northwood, and South Oxhey, with all age groups affected so we need residents to carefully follow the government’s guidance to minimise the risks of spreading the virus any further and to keep communities safe.

"That means continuing to play your part by wearing face-coverings where expected, washing your hands regularly, observing social-distancing and keeping to the ‘rule of six’. 

"It’s vitally important we all work together, to stop the number of cases rising in the district, if we are to avoid tougher measures being introduced.

"If you think that you may have come into contact with someone with COVID-19, you should self-isolate for 14 days. If you have some of the coronavirus symptoms, you should call 119 or book a test at"

Meanwhile, a further six cases were confirmed on the dashboard today in Watford, with 13 in Hertsmere.