Coronavirus cases in Hertfordshire continue to rise despite the county being in the midst of a second lockdown.

Government data shows there have been more than 2,500 new cases of Covid-19 identified in November – with cases spread right across the county.

Rates are over 130 cases per 100,000 population in all of Hertfordshire's ten districts - including notable rises in Three Rivers and St Albans districts – and figures published by Hertfordshire County Council show a growing number of adults in their 40s and 50s testing positive for the virus.

However, cases among the elderly remain comparatively low and the county has not seen a notable nor rapid increase in deaths, yet, despite a rise in cases.

Where are the coronavirus hotspots right now?

Further down, you can find a table which tells you exactly how many cases there have been in your ward over the last two weeks.

Within that list of nearly 80 wards, some jump out more than others, which we've mentioned below.

For the first time in months, the areas of Abbots Langley and Leavesden – both in Three Rivers district, have recorded a high number of cases over a short amount of time.

Moor Park & Batchworth has also seen an increase in cases.

Holywell in Watford, not for the first time, is a hotspot, and its 33 cases in the seven days to November 10 is the most out of any ward in south west Hertfordshire.

Cassiobury in Watford saw its cases triple in a week.

In St Albans, Verulam Park has emerged as a new Covid hotspot with cases going from two in the seven days to November 3 to 22 in the seven days to November 10.

Over in Dacorum, Corner Hall in Hemel Hempstead, Nash Mills & Bennets End, and Boxmoor & Apsley are areas which have recorded a higher number of cases.

Have cases dropped anywhere?

There is good news – cases have dropped in a few areas, particularly across Hertsmere, in the likes of Bushey, Elstree, and Radlett. Case numbers in the week to November 10 in Borehamwood were also very low.

The North Watford area has also seen a decline in cases.

A note of caution however – while the government map looks good on paper in Hertsmere at the moment, it does not yet take into account 40 new cases which were found in Hertsmere on November 11.

Three Rivers and Watford also recorded a higher number of cases on November 11.

How old are the people testing positive for Covid-19 in Hertfordshire?

Hertfordshire experienced a rise in cases in October, the majority of which were linked to teenagers and young adults.

These age brackets are still testing positive but the virus has spread to people aged in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, and this is the age group which has seen the biggest growth in cases in the county over the last few weeks.

Cases are very slowly increasing in people aged over 80, as the map below shows.

County council figures provide age data for each of the county’s ten districts – and some districts differ from others.

Between November 1 and 10 in Watford, the most number of cases were of people aged between 35-39 (27 cases) followed by 25-29 (25 cases) and 20-24 (24 cases).

There were also 21 cases in people aged 50-54.

It is similar figures in Three Rivers district, although the district also saw 13 cases in people aged over 80 in the same time period – and numbers were higher in people aged in their 40s.

The majority of cases in Hertsmere over the same time period were of teenagers aged between 15-19 (20 cases) followed by 20-24 (17 cases) and 50-54 (15 cases).

Cases in St Albans are spread across all ages with at least 20 cases in people aged between 15-19, 20-24, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, and 55-59.

The chart below gives an age breakdown of cases in your district in November.

In North Hertfordshire, it is mainly youngsters testing positive for Covid-19, while in Welwyn Hatfield, it is people in their early 20s. It is mainly middle-aged adults catching the disease in east Hertfordshire, while all ages between 15 and 49 in Broxbourne are affected.

The number of children of primary school age testing positive for Covid-19 is low in all Hertfordshire districts.

Hospital admissions and deaths

Government figures show more than 1,100 coronavirus patients have been admitted into hospitals in the east of England in November – which is nearly as many as in October – and more than July, August, and September combined.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has recorded 11 deaths of patients who tested positive for Covid-19 in November, which comes after 24 deaths in October.