The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire increased by 11 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 959 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday (September 11) in Herefordshire, up from 948 the same time on Thursday.

It means since the same time last week, 36 new cases have been found in the county.

Five of these are believed to be staff working at two GP surgeries in Herefordshire, which are now not allowing patients to visit.


The Government's coronavirus dashboard shows on September 7 some 13 positive samples were taken from patients. That is the biggest daily total since July 15 - with those 27 positives tests linked to the outbreak at a farm near Ledbury.

The graph below shows the number of cases in Herefordshire by date of test, and not the day when the cases were published by PHE. There can be a few days while waiting for tests results to be returned from laboratories.

The rate of infection in Herefordshire now stands at 497 cases per 100,000 people, but that's still far lower than the England average of 555.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 3,539 over the period, to 361,677.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 33,453 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 416 over the period.

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