The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire increased by 20 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 1,491 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday (October 30) in Herefordshire, up from 1,471 the same time on Thursday.

It means since the same time last week, 180 new cases have been confirmed in the county.

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 24,405 over the period, to 989,745.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 87,086 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 2,366 over the period.


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

NHS England reported four new deaths at the Wye Valley NHS Trust today, taking the total number of patients who have died after testing positive for coronavirus to 64.

The figures, which cover up to 4pm on Thursday (October 29) show five deaths have happened this week.

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The Government said a further 274 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday. This brings the UK total to 46,229.

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.