THEnumber of coronavirus cases recorded in Herefordshire has risen again, official figures show.

A further 22 people have been confirmed as testing positive for coronavirus over the last 24 hours, Public Health England said.

The data shows 1,650 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday (November 6) in Herefordshire, up from 1,628 the same time on Thursday.

Some 159 cases have been reported in the last seven days, as the cumulative total rose from 1,491.

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 23,287 over the period to 1,146,484.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 104,520 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 2,872 over the period.

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

NHS England confirmed that one more person has died at the Wye Valley Trust after testing positive for coronavirus.

It means 66 people have now died at hospitals in Herefordshire, as of 4pm on Thursday (November 5).


Across the UK, the Government said a further 355 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday. This brings the UK total to 48,475.

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 64,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK. This includes 132 in Herefordshire

It comes as the reproduction number, or R value, of coronavirus transmission across the UK remains unchanged from last week and is still above 1.

Data released on Friday by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) shows the estimate for R for the whole of the UK is between 1.1 and 1.3.

R represents the average number of people each Covid-19 positive person goes on to infect.

When the figure is above 1, an outbreak can grow exponentially.

An R number between 1.1 and 1.3 means that on average every 10 people infected will infect between 11 and 13 other people.