The number of coronavirus cases in Herefordshire has risen by 12 in the latest official figures.

Daily Public Health England figures show that 1,072 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (October 8) in Herefordshire, up from 1,060 the same time on Wednesday.

Since the same time last week, there has been 48 people test positive for Covid-19 in Herefordshire.

The rate of infection in Herefordshire now stands at 556 cases per 100,000 people since the start of the pandemic, far lower than the England average of 854.


Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 17,540 over the period to 561,815.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 50,326 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 1,098 over the period.

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