TWENTY-FIVE new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Herefordshire, Public Health England has said.

The latest figures show 1,232 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (October 20) in Herefordshire.

That's up from 1,207 the same time on Monday, and it means since last Tuesday cases have risen by 112.

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 639 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 1,150.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 21,330 over the period, to 762,542.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 65,597 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 1,775 over the period.

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

Latest figures from NHS England, which cover up to 4pm on Monday (October 19) show that no more patients had died with coronavirus at the Wye Valley NHS Trust.

The figures show 59 people have so far died at hospitals in Herefordshire after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Government said a further 241 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Tuesday. This brings the UK total to 43,967.

It is the highest daily figure reported since 258 deaths were reported on June 5 but there is often a delay in the reporting of deaths over a weekend.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 59,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.