SOUTH Hereford saw the most cases of coronavirus recorded in Herefordshire last week.

The increase drew a "high alert" warning from Herefordshire Council who highlighted rises in Redhill, Hunderton, Newton Farm, Lower Bullingham and Belmont.

Karen Wright, Herefordshire's director of Public Health said: "We are particularly concerned for vulnerable residents in those areas where positive cases are rising significantly.

"I would urge everyone to act like they’ve got it and don’t be the link to more cases."


The Government data shows that 28 cases of Covid-19 in the seven days up to November 8.

The number of cases in South Hereford was an increase of 17 on the previous week.

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Meanwhile, Hereford South West saw the second highest number of cases with 27 cases recorded- a rise of 21 cases.

Hereford East, which includes Tupsley, saw 17 cases recorded.


Kington, Eardisley and Staunton also saw 17 cases recorded in the past seven days.

All four of these areas had a seven-day rate of between 101 and 200 per 100,000 population.

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Full list of cases by area in Herefordshire over the last seven days

Hereford South 28

Hereford South West 27

Hereford East 17

Kington, Eardisley and Staunton 17

Shobdon, Luston & Bodenham 13

Fownhope, Tarrington & Marcle 10

Belmont, Madley & Clehonger 10

Kingstone & Kingsthorne 9

Credenhill, Weobley & Wellington 8

Penyard, Llangarron & Goodrich 7

Ross-on-Wye 6

Golden Valley 5

Lugwardine, Withington & Moreton on Lugg 5

Bromyard & Bishop's Frome 3

Leominster North 4

Leominster South supressed

Ms Wright said: “It’s important to follow the guidance to reduce the spread of the virus.

"We are still in national lockdown, so you should stay at home as much as possible and limit your contact with people from outside your household.

"Remember hands, face, space – wash your hands regularly, use a face covering when visiting enclosed spaces like shops and keep your distance from others (at least two metres).

“It is also essential people get tested if they have symptoms and self-isolate immediately to protect themselves and others.

"I appreciate that this can be difficult for many people which is why it’s important to be aware of the community support available if you need to self-isolate and require help with basics like food, and there’s financial support for those who will lose income.”

People who are self-isolating and need help with basics when there is no one else to help, such as food shopping, collecting a prescription or looking after pets can contact the council’s Talk Community support or call 01432 260027.