NEARLY 60 new coronavirus cases have been found in Herefordshire in the latest 24-hour period, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 2,054 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Sunday (November 16), a rise of 59 cases on the previous day.


The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 24,962 over the period to 1,369,318.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 131,607 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 3,125 over the period.

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