The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire has risen by 28, the latest official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 862 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday (July 17) in Herefordshire, up from 834 the same time on Thursday.

A week ago 753 people had tested positive for coronavirus by 9am on July 10, meaning cases have risen by 109 over the period.

It's believed the majority of new cases recorded since July 10 have been as AS Green and Co in Mathon. On Wednesday evening, Public Health England said the farm near Ledbury had 93 workers confirmed to have tested positive for the virus.

That number is expected to increase over the coming days.


The rate of infection in Herefordshire now stands at 449 cases per 100,000 people, in line with the England average of 450.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 687 over the period, to 293,239.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 26,068 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 87 over the period.


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

As of 5pm on Thursday, 45,233 people had died from coronavirus across the UK.