The Hertsmere towns, villages, and wards which have seen the most and fewest number of Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began have been revealed.

The data shows broadly, Borehamwood has recorded the most cases (2,700+), followed by Bushey (2,100+) and nearly 1,600 in Potters Bar.

Most recent figures, published last week by Public Health England, also shows the picture in every single neighbourhood in Hertsmere between April 2020 and April 2021.

The data is broken down by individual neighbourhoods, that are officially known as Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) areas, with an average population of 7,200 - although some MSOA's are slightly larger or smaller.

Analysis has found that in Hertsmere, the total number of cases in each neighbourhood so far averages around 610.

Out of the 13 neighbourhoods, all have seen more than 400 confirmed cases since the pandemic began except in Shenley & South Mimms.

The figures show that Borehamwood Hillside has been the hardest-hit by the pandemic in Hertsmere with 872 cases reported so far.

This is followed by Bushey Central with 795, Borehamwood Cowley Hill with 789, and Bushey Heath with 786.

Total number of cases by neighbourhood in Hertsmere since the pandemic began

Borehamwood Hillside – 872

Bushey Central – 795

Borehamwood Cowley Hill – 789

Bushey Heath – 786

Potters Bar Oakmere – 632

Borehamwood Brookmeadow – 627

Bushey North – 572

Elstree and Aldenham – 563

Potters Bar Parkfield – 522

Radlett – 480

Borehamwood Kenilworth – 480

Potters Bar Furzefield – 442

Shenley and South Mimms – 376

It is worth remembering many cases or infections in Hertsmere will have gone undetected - either due to a lack of testing during the first peak or because people did not show any symptoms or never took a Covid test when showing symptoms.

Hertsmere was one of the worst affected areas in the whole of England over Christmas and New Year, with the case rate peaking at just over 1,000 cases per 100,000 population.

But current figures show there have been 15 coronavirus cases found in Hertsmere in the seven days to April 22, which is equivalent to a case rate of 14.3 per 100,000 population.

This is among the lowest in Hertfordshire and in England.

There have been no recorded coronavirus deaths in Hertsmere since March 21.

Over the whole pandemic, 342 Hertsmere residents have died where Covid-19 appeared on the death certificate.