ANOTHER 28 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Herefordshire together, Public Health England figures shows.

The data shows 1,280 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (October 22) in Herefordshire.

That is up by 28 from 1,252 at the same time on Wednesday, meaning this week 97 new cases have been confirmed.

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.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 21,238 in the latest figures released at 5pm on Thursday, to 810,467.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 69,718 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 1,694 over the period.

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

The Government said a further 189 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Thursday. This brings the UK total to 44,347.

In Herefordshire, 59 people have so far died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for Covid-19.

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. Some 131 of these were in Herefordshire.