More than 100 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Watford and surrounding areas over the last 24 hours, latest figures show.

Data released by the Government shows 133 cases in total were confirmed across Watford, Hertsmere, Three Rivers, St Albans and Dacorum in the 24 hours leading up to 4pm on November 21.

A total of 23 further cases were confirmed in Watford, taking the total since the start of the pandemic to 1,791 cases.

The same number of new cases was also confirmed in Three Rivers, with the district seeing 1,321 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Hertsmere confirmed the most new cases today, 36, taking the total number of cases to 1,645.

And in Dacorum 25 further cases were confirmed today, with 1,769 people having tested positive since the start of the pandemic.

In St Albans, 26 new cases were confirmed today, with 1,763 people in the district having tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Number of confirmed deaths

Two further patients at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust have died after testing positive for coronavirus.

The patients died on November 19, NHS England figures show.

It takes the coronavirus death toll at the trust to 428.

The two newly reported deaths were among a further 316 to be reported across hospital trusts in England by the NHS.

Coronavirus patients were aged between 28 and 102-years-old. All except five (aged 64 to 96-years-old) had known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

The total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England of patients who tested positive for Covid-19 is now 38,112.