MORE than 30 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Herefordshire on Tuesday, the latest figures from the Government show.

Public Health England figures show that as of 9am on Tuesday, 1,784 have now tested positive for Covid-19 in Herefordshire since March.

That figure is up by 35 from 1,749 at the same on Monday, and up by 244 from 1,540 last Monday.

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 20,412 over the period, to 1,233,775.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 115,294 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 2,788 over the period.

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


No more patients have died at hospital in Herefordshire after testing positive for coronavirus, latest NHS England figures show.

The data shows 66 people had died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust with coronavirus as of 4pm on Monday (November 9).

Across England, a further 300 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 34,963.

Patients were aged between 35 and 100. All except eight, aged between 66 and 99, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between September 28 and November 9.

Seven other deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

It comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he hopes the UK Government, and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can come to a “set of principles” for Covid-19 regulations over Christmas.

Responding to Conservative former minister Stephen Crabb, Mr Hancock told the Commons: “I really hope that the talks that are under way can come to a set of principles and set of rules across the UK for Christmas.

“So many people travel across the UK including to and from Wales over the Christmas period, even more so than in the rest of the year, and I hope we can bring this to fruition.”

Labour MP Cat Smith (Lancaster and Fleetwood) welcomed the news that students could be tested before returning home for Christmas and asked whether “similar arrangements will be in place in January so students can then return to study in the new year”.

Mr Hancock replied: “One step at a time.”