A hospital trust has reported one new coronavirus death.

The patient, who was being cared for by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, passed away after testing positive for Covid-19, according to data released by NHS England today.

They died on Wednesday, the data showed.

It brings the total number of deaths at the trust, which has hospitals in Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead, to 364.

No other hospital trusts in Hertfordshire have reported any new coronavirus deaths today.

The patient in west Hertfordshire is among 38 new Covid-19 deaths announced by NHS England this afternoon.

Patients were aged between 33 and 96 years old. Two patients, 50 and 69, had no known underlying health conditions.

Deaths can take several days to be recorded and processed before they appear in NHS figures.


As of Friday, July 3, there has been 4,069 cases of coronavirus identified in Hertfordshire. This includes people who have tested positive in hospitals, care homes, at home and at mobile testing centres.

The latest data from Public Health England shows that the infection rate in Hertfordshire between June 21 and June 28 was 2.4 per 100,000 people.

This suggests around 25 people living in Hertfordshire tested positive for the virus that week.