THERE has been a spike in the number of coronavirus cases reported in Herefordshire, with 81 new cases reported on Thursday.

Public Health England figures show that 1,894 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (November 12) in Herefordshire, up from 1,813 the same time on Wednesday.

The number of positive cases carried out on November 9 was the second-highest since the start of the pandemic in Herefordshire.

Some 55 positive tests were carried out on Monday, with this slightly lower than the 64 on July 9 when the outbreak was discovered at a vegetable farm in Mathon, near Ledbury.

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.

The 81 cases reported today compares to 29 on Wednesday, 35 on Tuesday and 36 on Monday.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 33,470 over the period to 1,290,195.


Herefordshire's cases were among the 122,342 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 4,348 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 the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for coronavirus, NHS England data shows.

As of 4pm on Wednesday, 66 coronavirus patients had died at hospitals in Herefordshire.