THE coronavirus death toll in Herefordshire has risen, the latest official figures show.

Office for National Statistics data shows there has been one more coronavirus-related death in a Herefordshire care home.

Some 65 residents at the county's care homes are known to have died, and coronavirus then mentioned on their death certificate.

The ONS data shows 131 deaths involving Covid-19 were provisionally registered in Herefordshire up to October 10.

Some 59 deaths have happened at hospital, and 72 elsewhere.

That includes 65 in care homes and four at private homes. Three deaths were in hospices.


The figures, published weekly, are based on where Covid-19 is mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.

This is in contrast to daily figures from NHS England which only show patients who died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for coronavirus.

These figures from the NHS say there have been 58 deaths at the trust as of 4pm on Sunday (October 12).

The ONS figures include deaths up to October 2, but registered up to eight days later.

As of 9am on Monday (October 12), 1,113 people in Herefordshire had tested positive for the virus since March.