TWO new cases of coronavirus have been found in Herefordshire this week, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 877 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday (July 31) in Herefordshire, up from 875 the same time on Sunday (July 26).

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.


Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 880 since 9am on Thursday, to 303,181.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 27,068 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 60 over the period.

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