Coronavirus cases have fallen in all but two of south west Hertfordshire’s neighbourhoods.

Along with the rest of England, the likes of Watford, St Albans, and Hemel Hempstead have seen a decline in cases over the last week or so.

Daily cases have more than halved in some districts and although nowhere is "coronavirus free", the current picture is much improved from mid-July.

During the July peak, some neighbourhoods, such as Abbots Langley and Hemel Hempstead town centre were recording more than 80 cases over seven days.

But in the seven days to July 28, no neighbourhood recorded more than 50 cases, although more widely, hundreds of cases were still recorded across towns and districts.

Some areas recorded drops of more than 40 cases week-on-week, including St Albans city centre (42 cases) and Radlett (47).

In Watford, all 12 wards recorded a decline in infections - the biggest fall coming in Garston where 34 less cases were recorded.

Testing locally did not drop dramatically suggesting the fall in cases is because the virus is spreading less.

Public Health England data shows a significant number of Covid cases continue to involve young adults but rates have also increased in those aged in their 30s and 40s.

Areas which are recording more cases than others include Rickmansworth, along with neighbouring Mill End and Maple Cross, along with Bushey, Borehamwood, and Leavesden and Abbots Langley.

Below is table ranking all 79 neighbourhoods in south west Hertfordshire from highest to lowest with regards to cases identified in the week ending July 28.

The vaccination programme continues to provide the best form of protection and as of August 1, 67.4 per cent of Hertfordshire’s over 18s were fully vaccinated, with 81.1 partially vaccinated.

A closer look at the figures shows in Watford, 74.7 per cent have had one dose while 60.6 are full vaccinated, whereas 83.4 per cent of adults in Three Rivers are partially vaccinated, with 71.4 per cent fully vaccinated.

Despite the vaccination programme, people living in west Hertfordshire are being admitted to hospital with Covid.

There were 32 Covid patients being cared for by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust on July 27 – the latest date of data available – which was just under double the number of patients on July 14.

Six patients being cared for at the trust have died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in July, taking the overall death toll at the trust to 924.