THE number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus has risen by three in the latest daily figures.

It means since the start of the pandemic 1,024 cases have been confirmed in the county, the official figures show.

The latest figures from Public Health England are correct up to 9am on Thursday (October 1). Figures from Wednesday showed 1,021 people had tested positive.

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 overall rate of infection in Herefordshire now stands at 531 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 700.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 6,914 over the period, to 460,178.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 43,244 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 606 over the period.

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


Meanwhile no coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded at hospitals in Herefordshire since July 15, NHS England data show.

The figures, which are released daily, show as of 4pm on Wednesday (September 30) 57 people had died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for coronavirus.