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

Public Health England figures show that 974 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (September 15) in Herefordshire, up from 969 the same time on Monday.

The Government's coronavirus dashboard shows on September 7 some 14 positive samples were taken from patients. That is the biggest daily total since July 15 - with those 27 positive 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 505 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 574.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 3,103 over the period, to 374,228.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 34,893 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 337 over the period.

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