MORE cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Herefordshire over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 927 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Sunday (September 6) in Herefordshire, up by three from 924 the same time on Saturday.

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 480.8 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 522.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 2,988 over the period, to 347,152.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 31,674 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 420 over the period.

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