The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire increased by two over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 888 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (August 5) in Herefordshire, up from 886 the same time on Tuesday.

Since Saturday at 9am, the total number of cases has risen by 11.

The latest daily update from Public Health England comes after health officials confirmed a further eight Covid-19 cases were found at AS Green and Co in Mathon where an outbreak has seen more than 140 workers become infected.

It is not clear if all the new cases are linked to the farm near Ledbury.


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.

The rate of infection in Herefordshire now stands at 460 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 470.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 891 over the period, to 307,184.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 27,450 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 89 over the period.

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