The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire increased by 29 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 1,813 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (November 11) in Herefordshire, up from 1,784 the same time on Tuesday.

Some 214 new cases have been reported since the same time last week.

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 22,950 over the period to 1,256,725.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 117,994 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 2,700 over the period.

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

Three more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported at the Wye Valley NHS Trust today.

The patients, who died on November 6, 8 and 9, had tested positive for coronavirus.

READ MORE: Another three patients die with coronavirus at Herefordshire's hospitals

Across the UK, the Government has said 595 more people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, as of Wednesday, bringing the total to 50,365.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths when 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 65,000 deaths involving coronavirus in the UK. This includes 135 in Herefordshire.


Meanwhile, Downing Street has said it is the Government’s “intention” to go back to a regionalised system of coronavirus restrictions when the current national lockdown in England ends next month.

It comes after senior Tory backbenchers formed a resistance group putting pressure on the Government not to extend the national lockdown.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman told a Westminster briefing: “When the current national measures come to an end on December 2 we will be returning to a regional tiered approach.

“And we’re committed to setting out our proposals for what that system will look like the week before the current regulations lapse on December 2, so MPs will have the time to consider them and to vote upon them.

“But in the meantime the PM continues to urge everyone to come together and follow the rules which we have in place to help to get the R rate down.”

Asked to confirm that the current lockdown restrictions in England would not be extended, the spokesman said: “It is a statement of fact that the regulations lapse on December 2 and we’re committed to giving MPs a vote on the system which will replace them.

“And as we’ve indicated a number of times, it is the intention to go back to a regionalised approach.”