Official figures show that five more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Herefordshire.

Public Health England figures show that 418 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am Sunday morning (May 17) in Herefordshire, up from 413 the same time on Thursday.

A week before, there were 391 cases.


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It means cases increased by 1% over the three-day period, lower than the rate of increase across the UK of 5%.

Testing capacity has been increased in recent weeks, with a mobile testing centre set up at Hereford's Merton Meadow car park.

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Herefordshire Council said the team working at the centre, from the Army, works on four-day rotation so will not be there today (Monday).

The spokesperson added that anyone who needs a test, and meets the Government's criteria, should book a test online.

For more information on eligibilty and appointments, click here.

The cases in Herefordshire were among the 24,016 cases recorded across the midlands, a figure which rose by 578 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

Across the UK, 243,695 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Sunday, up from 233,151 at the same point on Thursday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show.

In total, 1,818,712 people had been tested, and, as of 5pm on Saturday, 34,636 had died.

This number includes 46 people who have died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust.

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