MORE than 30 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Herefordshire on Wednesday, Public Health England has said.

The latest figures show another 34 people have tested positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday morning (November 4), taking the total since March to 1,599.

That's up from 1,565 at the same time on Tuesday, and means since the same time last week, 163 cases have been recorded. 

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 has risen by 25,177 in the past 24 hours to 1,099,059.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 99,268 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 3,256 over the period.

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

No further deaths have been recorded at hospitals in Herefordshire where the patient had tested positive for coronavirus.

NHS England data shows that as of 4pm on Tuesday (November 3), 65 people had died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for coronavirus.


The Government said a further 492 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday. This brings the UK total to 47,742.

The number of deaths reported on Wednesday is the highest daily figure since May 19, when 500 deaths were reported.

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 around 63,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK. This includes 132 in Herefordshire.

It's as MPs back a new four-week coronavirus lockdown for England, after Boris Johnson warned of an “existential threat” to the NHS without action to curb the spread of the disease.

From Thursday, pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops will again be forced to close their doors after the Commons voted by 516 to 38 – a Government majority of 478 – for the new restrictions.

The move came as the NHS in England was set to move into its highest alert level – level 4 – from midnight amid a continuing rise in coronavirus patients needing hospital care.