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

Public Health England figures show 915 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (August 27) in the county, up from 913 the same time on Wednesday.

Since last Thursday, 10 new cases have been confirmed.

The rate of infection in Herefordshire now stands at 475 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 507.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 1,522 over the period - the highest number of positive cases since June 12. The total number of confirmed cases in the UK to date now stands at 330,368.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 29,950 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 205 over the period.

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

As of 4pm on Wednesday, NHS England figures show 57 had died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for coronavirus. The most recent death was on July 15.