There has been no recorded spike in coronavirus cases in Watford following a promotion party in the town centre last month.

On Saturday April 24 Watford FC clinched promotion to the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Millwall at Vicarage Road.

Hundreds of Hornets fans converged on the town centre to celebrate the club’s return to the topflight at the first time of asking.

The mass gathering, in which very few fans were wearing masks or socially distancing, sparked fears of a possible spike in Covid cases.

That weekend, Watford’s Covid-19 seven-day rate of infection – expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people – stood at 24.9 while, across the same time period, 1,372 rapid lateral flow tests (LFT) were conducted.

Ten days before the promotion party, the rate of infection was recorded at 34.2.

In the latest published figures, there were 24 newly recorded infections in Watford in the seven days to May 1 (the latest available accurate data) which equates to an infection rate of 24.9; testing has lagged behind, but only slightly, with 1,215 LFTs administered in the seven days up to April 30.

Cases have dropped in Three Rivers - from 25 in the seven days to April 24 down to 20 for the seven days to May 1.

Fourtneen cases were recorded in Hertsmere in the seven days to May 1.