ANOTHER 29 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Herefordshire today, Public Health England figures show.

It means 1,436 people have now been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Herefordshire as of 9am on Wednesday (October 28) in Herefordshire.

That's up by 29 from 1,407 the same time on Tuesday, and up by 184 from 1,252 the same time last week.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 24,700 over the period, to 942,275.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 82,363 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 2,576 over the period.

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

Earlier today NHS England figures revealed one more patient had died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for coronavirus. This takes the toll to 60.

Across the country, the Government said a further 310 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday. This brings the UK total to 45,675.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 61,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK. This includes 131 in Herefordshire.