The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire rose by 13 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 1,173 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Saturday (October 17) in Herefordshire, up from 1,160 the same time on Friday.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in Herefordshire now stands at 608 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 1,063.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 16,171 over the period, to 705,428.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 61,057 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 1,120 over the period.

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