THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire has risen by another six, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 933 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (September 7) in Herefordshire, up from 927 the same time on Sunday.

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.

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The rate of infection in Herefordshire now stands at 484 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 537.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 2,948 over the period, to 350,100.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 32,104 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 430 over the period.

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